Dr. ABREFA BUSIA Kwaku
Research Assistant Professor
Tel: (852) 2616 7322
Fax: (852) 2456 0737
VQ101, Visitors' Quarters
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Kwaku Abrefa Busia is a RGC Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Assistant Professor) at Lingnan University, Hong Kong where he completed his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy. His doctoral research which was funded by the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) investigated work-family interface among married working mothers in urban Ghana. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with research interests in gender, work-family interface, family studies and sociology of development notably small-scale mining in Africa, local governance and community development. Dr. Abrefa Busia holds an MPhil in African Studies from Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge together with an MPhil in Development Studies from St Antony's College, University of Oxford. He is a member of the Work and Family Researchers' Network (WFRN) which is a global network of interdisciplinary scholars, practitioners and policymakers interested in the intersections of work and family across the globe.
Areas of Interest
- Work and Family Interface
- Family Studies
- Social and Sociological Theory
- Sociology of Development
- Social and Public Policy
B.A. (KNUST, Ghana); MPhil (Oxon, UK); MPhil (Cantab, UK); PhD (Lingnan, Hong Kong)
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Abrefa Busia, K., Arthur-Holmes, F. & Chan, A.H.C. (2023). COVID-19’s silver linings: Exploring the work-family enrichment experiences of married working mothers during and after the COVID-19 partial lockdown in Ghana. Journal of Family Studies, 29(4):1923-1945. https://doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2022.2103018
Arthur-Holmes, F., Yeboah, T. & Abrefa Busia, K. (2023). Dimensions of women’s mobility, livelihoods and vulnerability in artisanal and small-scale mining-induced local economy, Journal of Rural Studies, 101, 103061. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.103061
Arthur-Holmes, F., Yeboah, T., Cobbinah, I.J. & Abrefa Busia, K. (2023). Youth in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and higher education nexus: Diffusion of innovations and knowledge transfer. Futures, 152, 103201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2023.103201
Arthur-Holmes, F., Katz-Lavigne, S. & Abrefa Busia, K. (2023). ‘We don’t joke with our money’: Gender-based occupational segregation and women's remuneration negotiations in artisanal and small-scale mining. Resources Policy, 80, 103188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2022.103188
Arthur-Holmes, F., Abrefa Busia, K., Vazquez-Brust, D. A., & Yakovleva, N. (2022). Graduate unemployment, artisanal and small-scale mining, and rural transformation in Ghana: What does the ‘educated’ youth involvement offer? Journal of Rural Studies, 95, 125-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2022.08.002
Oboro-Offerie, R. A., & Abrefa Busia, K. (2022). Spatial geographies, socio-demographic factors and social trust in women’s organisations in Africa. Women’s Studies International Forum, 92, 102593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2022.102593
Arthur-Holmes, F., & Abrefa Busia, K. (2022). Women, North-South migration and artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana: Motivations, drivers and socio-economic implications. Extractive Industries and Society, 10, 101076. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2022.101076
Yakovleva, N., Vazquez-Brust, D.A, Arthur-Holmes, F. & Abrefa Busia, K. (2022). Gender equality in artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana: Assessing progress towards SDG 5 using salience and institutional analysis and design. Environmental Science & Policy, 136: 92-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2022.06.003
Arthur-Holmes, F., & Abrefa Busia, K. (2022). Safety concerns and occupational health hazards of women in artisanal and small-scale mining in Ghana. Extractive Industries and Society, 10, 101079. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2022.101079
Arthur-Holmes, F., Abrefa Busia, K., Vazquez-Brust, D. A., & Yakovleva, N. (2022). Artisanal and small-scale mining methods and the Sustainable Development Goal 6: Perceived implications for clean water supply. Environmental Science & Policy, 137: 205-215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2022.08.017
Amoah, P. A., Musalia, J., & Abrefa Busia, K. (2022). Health behaviors and health literacy: Questing for the role of weak social ties among older persons in rural and urban Ghana. Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 777217. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.777217
Arthur-Holmes, F. & Abrefa Busia, K. (2021). Occupying the fringes: The struggles of women in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in rural Ghana - Evidence from the Prestea–Huni Valley Municipality. Gender Issues, 38(2): 156-179. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12147-020-09261-4
Arthur-Holmes, F. & Abrefa Busia, K. (2020). Household dynamics and the bargaining power of women in artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa: A Ghanaian case study. Resources Policy, 69, 101884. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2020.101884
Abrefa Busia, K. & Adjei, P. O-W. (2020). The hybridised context of traditional authorities involvement in state-driven educational provision in Ghana. Forum for Development Studies, 47(3), 531-553. https://doi.org/10.1080/08039410.2020.1832568
Abrefa Busia, K. (in press). Work-family conflict among formal and informal sector working mothers in urban Ghana. In: O. Adekoya, C. Mordi & H. Ajonbadi (eds.), Work-Life Balance in Africa: A Critical Approach. Palgrave Macmillan.
Abrefa Busia, K., Agbadi, P. & Mokomane, Z. (in press). Engaging the flexibility paradox: Working from home and work-family balance among working adults in South Africa. In: O. Adekoya, C. Mordi & H. Ajonbadi (eds.), Work-Life Balance in Africa: A Critical Approach. Palgrave Macmillan.
Abrefa Busia, K. & Adjei, Prince O-W. (2022). Changing Roles of Traditional Authorities in Local Government and Development in Ghana. In: P. Osei-Wusu Adjei and S. Adu-Gyamfi (eds.), Democratic Decentralisation, Local Governance and Sustainable Development: Ghana’s Experiences for Developing Countries (pp. 241-257). Cham: Springer Nature.
Abrefa Busia, K. (2022). Work-Family Enrichment Among Working Mothers in Ghana: A Mixed Method Study, Presented at the Work & Family Researchers Network 6th Biennial Conference, Hilton Midtown, New York City, United States of America, 25 June 2022. [Best Poster Presentation Award]
Abrefa Busia, K. (2022). Work-Family Intersection and the Mobilities Turn: The intervening role of automobility and its associated vehicular traffic on working women’s work-family conflict in Ghana, Presented at the Work & Family Researchers Network 6th Biennial Conference, Hilton Midtown, New York City, United States of America, 25 June 2022.
Abrefa Busia, K. & Chan, A.H.N. (2022). The Relationship between Perceived Work Demands and Work-Family Conflict: The Moderating Role of Type of Employment, Presented at the Work & Family Researchers Network 6th Biennial Conference, Hilton Midtown, New York City, United States of America, 25 June 2022.
Abrefa Busia, K. (2022). Engaging the ‘rural’ in work-family research: An exploratory study on the work-family enrichment experiences of rural working mothers in Western Ghana, Presented at the 15th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, University of Cape Town, South Africa/via Zoom, 24 July 2022.
Abrefa Busia, K. (2022). Single Fathers’ Experiences of Work-family Conflict during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study. Postgraduate Conference on Interdisciplinary Learning, School of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 1 April 2022.
Abrefa Busia, K. (2020). Levelling the Playing Field: COVID-19, Educational Inequalities, and the Transition to Online and Hybrid Teaching and Learning among Rural-based Tertiary Students in Ghana, Presented at Conference for Higher Education Research (CHER-2020): Innovation of Higher Education Amid the Pandemic: Institutional Management, Teaching and Research Perspectives. Lingnan University, Hong Kong/via Zoom, 14 November 2020.
Abrefa Busia, K. (2017). Borders, Belonging and Hegemony: State-Chieftaincy Relations in Ghana and the Ashanti Factor, presented at St Antony’s Graduate Research Conference: Shifting Borders: History, Reality and Legacy. St. Antony’s College, Oxford, UK, 2 May 2017.
Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer
Community, Work & Family
Journal of Rural Studies
Journal of Asian Public Policy
Academic Year: 2023 - 2024
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