Mary Magdalene Osei-Wusu

Mary Magdalene Osei-Wusu


I completed my Bachelors degree in Political Studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. I served my compulsory National Service at the Office of the Dean of Students at KNUST, where I managed both administrative and teaching assistantship roles.

I pursued a Masters degree in International Relations at Keele University in the UK under the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. I undertook a Masters thesis in global health securitization, specifically the 2014 West African Ebola epidemic, looking at how the United Nations Security Council securitized the issue vis a vis perceptions of locals in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. I also have interests in policy making which influenced my participation in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office policy dialogue at Wilton Park on soft power and girls’ education among others during my Masters degree.

I have over two years experience working with the British Council in Ghana, providing educational opportunities and changing lives.

My PhD research focuses on the link between security concept and flooding as a climate change impact in Ghana.


Research interests

  • Global Security
  • Human security
  • Climate Change
  • Flooding  


  • MA Politics and International Relations
  • BA Political Studies