Beatrice E.A. Sankah (MGPA, MSc). |
Beatrice graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Ghana in 2008 and an MSc in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University on the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarships in 2015. She was subsequently awarded the Commonwealth Scholarships again in September 2017 to pursue her PhD in University of Southampton, UK. Beatrice is affiliated to the Centre for Sports, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis and the Active Living Technologies Research group of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK and her research interests include the development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to improve function in adults with orthopaedic and musculoskeletal disorders.
She previously worked as a full-time physiotherapist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra (2010 -2017) and a part-time Clinical tutor in the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana (2015 to 2017).
Beatrice will be presenting at the WCPT2019 congress in Geneva, Switzerland on the topic: Tape Measure Measurement for Leg Length Discrepancy Assessment: A Narrative Review
Andrews is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta (Canada). He graduated with a physiotherapy degree from the University of Ghana and Master’s in Health and Rehabilitation from the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). His doctoral study focuses on developing a framework for Advanced Practice, but he also has an interest in health economics and economic evaluations, health policy development and health technology assessment. His Master’s degree involved Advanced Practice and included Injection Therapy, stimulating his Ph.D. focus on developing a framework for Advanced Practice. Following his master’s degree, he collaborated with an orthopedic surgeon in Ghana delivering an advanced musculoskeletal assessment for patients with knee osteoarthritis, providing an onward referral for those requiring surgery. In the course of his doctoral program, he has worked as a research assistant on the Spine Access Alberta project under Dr. Linda Woodhouse. This involved establishing and measuring the clinical and cost-effectiveness of three different models of assessment and management of spinal pain within Alberta, Canada. His most recent publication seeks to explore the views and perceptions of physiotherapists and an orthopedic surgeon in Ghana on Advanced Practice. He will be speaking as part of the focused symposium on the Evolution of Advanced Practice in the Global Community: Who Benefits?
Alberta Amissah Rockson (MGPA, MSc)
Alberta is a Burns rehabilitation Physiotherapist with experience from Glasgow Royal Infirmary (Scotland) and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (Ghana). She is also a faculty for Interburns (a UK charity) to support training in low and middle-income countries. She supports Resurge Africa (a UK charity) in their charity works for Sierra Leone- Holy Spirit Hospital. She graduated with a Physiotherapy degree from the University of Ghana and Master’s in Disability, Rehabilitation, and Development from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana). Her Master’s degree involved the potential of a return to work among clients who had sustained upper limb injuries of which hand burns were captured.
She works as a full-time Physiotherapist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra and a Clinical instructor for the School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana. She will be representing the Ghana Physiotherapy Association as a delegate at the WCPT General Meeting.
Alberta will be presenting at the WCPT2019 congress in Geneva, Switzerland on the topic: Work-Related Factors That Influence Return To Work Of Upper Limb Injured Patients In Ghana.