Gideon Baffoe

Research Fellow


Dr Gideon Baffoe is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods, University of Glasgow. He earned a BA degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST, Ghana), and a masters and doctorate in Sustainability Science from The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to joining University of Glasgow, Gideon worked as a project researcher at The University of Tokyo and United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Japan. At UTokyo, his research focused on climate change, nutrition and health impacts in the Great Lakes region of East Africa. His work at UNU-IAS was on urban sustainability, where he applied the solution scanning technique to develop a framework to aid the implementation of SDG 9 and 11 in three African countries (Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania). He has strong methodological expertise in combining both quantitative and qualitative techniques in socioeconomic and ecological research.

Gideon has wide research interests, including but not limited to urban and rural development, resilience and vulnerability analysis, sustainable livelihoods and sustainability assessment. At SHLC, he is focusing on urban neighbourhood resilience in developing countries.

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