I hold a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Ghana. I also hold a 'taught' Master of Science (MSc.) and a 'research' Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) degrees in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) from GIMPA.
My primary research interest is the study of sociotechnical practices of working with data.
In my PhD, I examine the diverse practices used by environmental scientists and data curators to collect and preserve the quality of environmental data. I explore the technologies and tools, used for preserving environmental data and how domain experts complement such approaches with their skills to meet the requirements of data policies, such as Open Data Sharing.
Methodologically, I use ethnographic approaches. Theoretically, I am concerned with the tensions, ethics and power relations of data curation. I draw primarily on the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) literature but my work is also influenced by the Information Systems (IS) and Science and Technology Studies (STS) literature.
Courses I am teaching:
TDT4175 - Information Systems (Role: Learning Assistant)
DIFT2010 - Digital entrepreneurship (Role: Learning Assistant)