Alexandra Obeng-Gyabaa

Alexandra Obeng-Gyabaa

Postgraduate Researcher

Alexandra is a postgraduate researcher, with a focus on gender equality and women empowerment. Her research interest largely focuses on the empowerment of girls through livelihood programs and women and political representation. Alexandra has extensive knowledge on the Female Genital Mutilation legislation and women appointment to the local government in Ghana. She worked at the National Health Insurance Scheme- performing duties linked to the implementation of the free maternal health policy in Ghana. She is knowledgeable in qualitative research methods and the use of research software like SPSS and NVivo.

Alexandra’s PhD thesis, titled ‘Women and Political Appointment: A Study of the Local Government of Ghana’, is supervised by Deepta Chopra and Sohela Nazneen.

Alexandra Obeng-Gyabaa’s recent work



The Governance research cluster works across a number of thematic areas that are focused on ensuring citizens are represented and governed fairly in a world of changing state authorities. Our work critically examines public authority and the institutions, networks and politics that shape it....