Dr. Adam Salifu

Research Fellow
Faculty: Management Studies
Department: Business Administration
Dr. Adam Salifu is a Research Fellow in the Research and Consultancy Centre (RCC), University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) and a Lecturer at the Department of Business Administration, UPSA. Adam holds a PhD from the Western Sydney University, Australia and MPhil degree from the University of Cambridge, UK . Dr. Salifu is also an Adjunct Fellow at the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Australia. Prior to joining UPSA, Adam worked as a Course Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor and Research Assistant at the Western Sydney University, Australia from 2013 to 2016. Within the last decade, Adam has worked for several local and international organizations in Ghana including the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Ministry of Education, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), International Labour Organization (ILO), DAI, UNICEF, and Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG).

Dr. Salifu’s research interests span a wide range of aspects of the sociology, economics, and politics of development including rural and agricultural transformation, food security, aid effectiveness, democracy, corruption, poverty reduction and social protection. Dr. Salifu is experienced in mixed method research approaches and has undertaken several research projects using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. He has taught different courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Australia including Social Research Methods; Issues in World Development: Rich World, Poor World; Translation from Theory and Research to Policy; among others. At UPSA, Dr. Salifu teaches “Poverty, Wealth and Development” at the graduate level and “Research Methods” at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has authored a number of research publications including peer reviewed journals.