Prof. Abigail Opoku Mensah

Associate Professor (Director- Centre for International Education and Collaboration)
Faculty: Management Studies
Department: Business Administration
Prof. (Mrs.) Abigail Opoku Mensah is an Associate Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the Faculty of Management Studies- particularly the Department of Business Administration, UPSA. She is the new Director of the Center for International Education and Collaboration (CIEC).

Before joining UPSA, she worked at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) and has over 10 years’ experience in teaching and academic research. At UCC she served in numerous capacities and championed a number of international collaborations, notable among them are; the introduction of the flagship UCC Leadership Empowerment Academic Programme in collaboration with Buffalo University, USA and the Erasmus Mobility Grant for UCC faculty and students at Tampere University, Finland. She also contributed to the establishment of joint collaborations with a number of institutions and the University of Cape Coast. She was the founding Head of the newly created Department of Management at the School of Business. She was the Board Chairperson of the University of Cape Coast Basic Schools Governing Committee, and Hall Warden of Adehye Hall. She also chaired the Institutional Advancement and Rebranding Team -- one of the strategic pillars for the advancement of the University.

Her research interests include workplace diversity and knowledge management, work-family conflict, employees work attitudes, employee efficiency and effectiveness, and social issues in Management and has published widely in these areas. She serves as an external examiner for several universities in Ghana in her areas of expertise.

She is currently working on a project with the Ghana Employers Association called “Female Future Ghana.” The project is intended to prepare Ghanaian corporate women for leadership in top management positions despite the multiple roles they perform as parents as well as being career women. She is a member of the Ghana Psychology Council, International Federation of University Women (IFUW, Geneva), and Work and Family Researchers Network (U.S.A).