Professor Lydia Aziato Biography

Professor Lydia Aziato
Professor Lydia Aziato

Professor Lydia Aziato Biography

Professor Lydia Aziato is a Board Member of the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects, the first Ghanaian Full Professor in Nursing.

Professor Aziato is the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Ghana. Having completed Ghana Senior High School, Koforidua in 1992, she gained admission to the prestigious Korle-Bu Nursing and Midwifery Training College where she graduated as a professional General Nurse in 1997.

In 2001, with the highest CGPA of her class, Professor Aziato graduated with a Degree in Nursing and Psychology from the University of Ghana, and in 2005, she went on to obtain an M.Phil in Nursing from the same University.

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The professor, in 2006, completed a specialty training in Oncology Nursing at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Canada.

In 2013, she graduated from the University of Western Cape, South Africa, where she explored post-operative pain and formulated a clinical guideline for post-operative pain management.

Prof Aziato begun her career as a Staff Nurse at the Mamprobi Polyclinic before joining the University of Ghana as a senior Nurse Technician.

She became an Assistant Lecturer, a Lecturer, a Senior Lecturer, an Associate Professor and a full Professor in 2021, after the University of Ghana Council approved her promotion to that rank.

Prof is passionate about developing the research skills of Ghanaian nurses and midwives through her Not-for-profit Organisation, the Research Mentorship Alliance.

She has served on several boards, including theĀ  Governing Council of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives. She is currently a member of the board of directors for the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects.

She is the President of Chi Omicron-at-large, a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the second largest Nursing Organisation in the world.

Prof has so many academic and professional awards and scholarship to her credit, including Emerging Nurse Researcher Award for Africa 2017, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and has published about 80 articles in International Peer-reviewed journals. Citations of her research works exceed 980.

Prof was born on 15th January, 1972 and is married to Chief Ibrahim D. Yakubu with whom she has three (3) beautiful children.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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