Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu


Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu is Professor of Zoology at the University of Ghana, Legon. She holds a PhD in Zoology from Edinburgh University and a BSc degree from the University of Ghana. Prof. Ntiamoa-Baidu is a biodiversity and environmental specialist, and has received a number of meritorious awards in recognition of her contribution to wildlife research and training in Africa. She has served in various leadership roles, including as Director of WWF International Africa and Madagascar Programme and as Executive Director of the Ghana Wildlife Society, a conservation NGO she established in 1992.
     As an academic, she combines senior level university administrative experience with teaching, extension service and research. Prof. Ntiamoa-Baidu was Dean of the Graduate and the Founding Pro-Vice Chancellor (Acting) of the Office of Research, Innovation and Developmen at the University of Ghana. She is currently a member of the Council of the University of Ghana, Chair of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)-Ghana, and Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
      Prof. Ntiamoa-Baidu  is the initiator of PADA.

Nana Akua Anyidoho

Doctoral Schools Coordinator

Nana Akua Anyidoho is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Ghana and PhD in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University. Dr. Anyidoho is widely published and has taught and supervised graduate students for twelve years. Her research interests include youth employment and school-to-work transitions. Her publications and projects can be found on www.research.gate and

Margaret Williams


Margaret Williams is a Senior Administrative Assistant at the University of Ghana and administrator of PADA. She holds a first degree in Business Administration (Human Resource Option) and a diploma in Business Studies. Prior to working at PADA, she worked in the Human Resource and Organisational Development Directorate of UG as an administrative assistant, as an administrator at Morning Star International High School, and as a Human Resource Manager at Tulip Inn, Accra. 

Joseph Laryea

Administrative Assistant

Joseph Laryea is a graduate of the University of Ghana with a BSc. in Business Administration. He provides administrative support to the PADA.

Awo Kukula

Administrative Assistant

Awo Kukula is a graduate of the University of Ghana with a BSc in Psychology and Botany. She provides administrative support to PADA.