Dr Eric Ansong

Dr Eric Ansong

Lecturer

Department of Social Sciences , School of Education and Communities

Areas Of Interest

  • Poverty and global development
  • Social Justice
  • Health and development research
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • The Capability Approach and Collective Capabilities
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OVERVIEW

Dr Eric Ansong is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Science at the University of East London. His research is guided by the collective capability and asset-effects frameworks. He uses context-relevant data to contribute to our understanding of the nature and determinants of collective capabilities embedded among vulnerable and impoverished communities. His work has focused primarily on intervention research to address research questions about the contextual and economic drivers of maternal health well-being. He is also involved in international research on spatial inequalities in education and health outcomes.

Dr Ansong possesses extensive experience in advanced research and statistical software programs. His teaching philosophy seeks to promote a student-centred classroom environment and teaches across the Department of Social Science, including International Development Studies, International Political Economic, and various Sociology courses.

Dr Ansong has published in prominent peer-reviewed research journals, including the Journal of Applied Geography, International Social Work, Women and Health Journal, and Children and Youth. He also serves as a reviewer for three journals: International Social Work, Women and Health Journal, and Children and Youth Services Review.

PUBLICATIONS

PUBLISHED/ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

  • Ansong, D., Chesworth, B., Okumu, M., Ansong, E., & Wabwire, C. J. (2018). Gendered Geographical inequalities in Junior High school Enrollment: Do Infrastructure, Human, and Financial Resources Matter. Journal of Economic Studies, 45(2), 411-425. https://doi.org/10.1108/JES-10-2016-0211
  • Ansong, E. (2015). The Association between Household Consumer Durable Assets and Maternal Health-Seeking Behaviour in Ghana. Women and Health, 55(5):485-504. https://doi.org/:10.1080/03630242.2015.1022815.
  • Ansong, D., Ansong, E., Ampomah, A.O., & Afranie, S. (2015). A spatio-temporal analysis of academic performance at the Basic Education Certificate Examination in Ghana. Applied Geography, 65, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.10.003
  • Ansong, D., Ansong, E., Ampomah, A.O., & Adjabeng, B. K (2015). Factors contributing to spatial inequality in academic achievement in Ghana: Analysis of district-level factors using geographically weighted regression. Applied Geography, 62, 136-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.04.017

 

REPORTS AND REVIEW

  • Heather P., and Ansong E. (2018) An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the 'Speech Bubbles' Drama Intervention Programme, 2015-17 (Research Report). University of East London and London Bubble Theatre Company
  • Tiwari M., Ansong E., and Ansong D., (2017) Child marriage trends and policy lessons: The case of Ghana, Nigeria, and North India. (UNICEF Research Brief). Centre for Global Studies School of Social Sciences, University of East London, London

PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

  1. Ansong, D., Chesworth, B., Okumu, M., Ansong, E., & Wabwire, C. J. (2018). Assessing gendered geographical inequalities in junior high school enrollment and the role of education resources. ePoster presented at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC. January 10-14.
  2. Ansong E. and Heather P., (2018). 'Speech Bubbles' Drama Intervention Programme: Presentation of Preliminary Executive Summary of Effectiveness with Ernst & Young.
  3. Ansong, D., Alhassan, M., & Albritton, T., & Ansong, E. (2017, January). Taking Stock of the Education for All Initiative: A Spatial and Gender Perspective on Junior High School Graduation. ePoster presented at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  4. Rabiner, S., Ansong, D., Chowa, G., Ansong, E. (2017). The influence of academic self-efficacy beliefs on educational aspirations among junior high school students in Ghana. ePoster presented at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
  5. Ansong, E., Ansong, D., Adjabeng, B., & Zecca, R. (2016). Understanding the spatial dimension of inequalities in learning outcomes in Ghana using spatial modelling techniques and geographically weighted regression. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.
  6. Ansong, D., Ansong, E., Ampomah, A. (2016). Geospatial analysis of academic achievement gaps and predictors. 2016 ESRI Southeast User Conference. Charlotte, NC, May 2, 2016.

TEACHING

MODULES

  • Sociology
  • International development
  • Social Research Methods
  • Supervision of Doctoral Students