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Prof. Angela Ofori-Atta

Prof. Angela Ofori-Atta is the founder of Psych Corps, chairperson of the Ghana Psychology Council, a practising Clinical Psychologist and immediate past head of the Department of Psychiatry.

She is an accomplished author of several research articles and a book on Trends in Mental Health Research in Ghana. She co-heads a study of digital interventions in faith healing camps and the Escaping Poverty Randomized Control Trial where her cognitive behavioral intervention has been tested against conventional economic programs.

Angela has previously held political office as a Deputy Minister for Manpower Development and Employment in President Kufuor’s administration and has worked on political and activist campaigns including those of Liberian President Sirleaf’s 2005 campaign, and to free President Obasanjo from imprisonment under Abacha’s government.

Angela holds doctorate and master’s degrees in psychology from the University of British Columbia, where she was a Canadian Commonwealth scholar, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Zoology from the University of Ghana.

Currently, “Prof. Angie” hosts a weekly resilience-building radio show called Beautiful Minds which seeks to reduce the stigma of mental illness. She is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and serves on the boards of The Enterprise Group, Databank, Accra College of Medicine and the Africa Leadership Initiative, West Africa.

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