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Dr. Fatima Eshun

PhD, MPhil,

Geography and Earth Sciences

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Dr. Fatima Eshun is a lecturer at the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography and Resource Development from the Univerisity of Ghana, an MPhil in Development Geography from the University of Oslo, Norway, and a certificate in Environmental Justice from East Anglia University, in the United Kingdom. Dr. Eshun has over ten years of University teaching experience and has taught a wide range of courses both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has successfully supervised and graduated many undergraduate and postgraduate students and has also served as an external examiner for Ph.D candidates. She served as a post-doctoral fellow on the Pan-African College on Sustainable Cities project. Before joining the academia, she worked with other government institutions and international NGOs engaged in community-based research and led the implementation of research results in the communities.Dr. Eshun also served as a consultant for academic programme development, guest lecturer for other institutions, and district coordinator for general elections. She has also served as a secretary for the African Near Equatorial Orbit Panel. She is an applied geographer and enjoys multi-disciplinary research in areas such as environmental geography, biodiversity conservation, climate change, natural resource management, urban geography, tourism, gender, and sustainable development. She enjoys coaching students, team building, networking, and multi-tasking. She is a member of the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO), Ghana Geographers’ Association (GGA) and International Geographical Union (IGU).

1 Environmental Geography
2 Biodiversity Conservation
3. Natural Resources Management
4. Urban/Rural Geography
5. Tourism
6. Climate Change
7. Remote Sensing and GIS
8. Medical Geography
9. Economic Geography
10. Gender and Sustainable Development

1. Eshun F., Osei-Owusu, J. & Heve, K. W. (2023). Public perception of the use of natural verses synthetic mosquito repellents in Ghana. Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development3(1)., J., Heve, K. W., Duker, Q. R., Aidoo, F. O., Larbi, Lloyd, Edusei, G., Opoku, Jn.M.,Akolaa, R. A.,

2. Eshun, F., Apau, J., Ninsin, D. K. (2023). Assessment of microbial and heavy metal contaminations in water supply systems at the University of Environment and Sustainable Development in Ghana. Sustainable Chemistry for the Environment, 2(24),

3. Eshun, F., Frimpong, L. K., Gbedemah, S.F, Korsah, A. M. (2023). Towards sustainable rainwater harvesting: Unveiling the concerns of residents in Yilo Krobo Municipality. Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 1(2).

4. Eshun, F. (2023). Roles of institutions in empowering residents towards sustainable ecotourism in Ghana: Insights from Kakum National Park and Bobiri Forest and Butterfly Sanctuary in Ghana. International Journal of Tourism Policy, 12(4), pp 357-371.

5. Eshun, F. & Pobee, N. A. A. (2022). Effects of frying on the microplastic load in fish and implications on health. Food Frontiers, 3(4), pp 543-549.

6. Gbedemah, S. F., Eshun, F., Frimpong, L. K., and Okine, P. (2022). Domestic water accessibility during COVID-19: Challenges and coping strategies in Somanya and its surrounding rural communities of Ghana. Urban Governance. DOI: 10.1016/j.ugj.2022.08.001.

7. Frimpong, L. K., Gbedemah, F. S., Eshun, F., Okine, P. and Korsah, A. M. (2022). COVID-19 vaccination acceptance and its associated factors: Insights from rural and urban settlements in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Geography, 14(3), 1-27 DOI: 10.4314/gjg.v14i3.1.

8. Eshun, F. and Denton, F. (2022). City attractions: Enhancing assets adaptation strategies of the urban poor in Accra and Tamale in Ghana. Local Development and Society. DOI 10.1080/26883597.2022.2092768.

9. Eshun, F., Wotorchie, R. K, Buahing, A.A, Harrison-Afful, A.A, Atiatorme, W.K, Amedzake, G, Adofo-Yeboah, Y., Mante, V. (2022). A survey of the role of environmental education in biodiversity conservation in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Conservation, 2(2):297-304.

10. Eshun, F & Denton, F. (2022) Institutional roles in enhancing assets adaptation of the urban poor. Urban Governance. DOI: 10.1016/j.ugj.2022.04.005.

11. Eshun, F. & Asiedu, A. B. (2021). Residents’ empowerment for sustainable ecotourism: Insights from Ghana. Anatolia, DOI: 10.1080/13032917.2021.1993285.

12. Eshun, F. (2021). Factors influencing residents’ empowerment at tourist destinations in Ghana. American Journal of Tourism Management, 10 (2), 25-35. DOI: 10.5923/j.tourism.20211002.02.

13. Owusu, G., Barima, A. O., Amankwaa, F. E., & Eshun, F. (2017). Analysis of freshwater stress with a coupled ground and surface water in Pra Basin in Ghana. Applied Water Science, 7(2017), pp. 137–153. DOI: 10.1007/s13201-015-0279-x.

14. Eshun, F., Barima, A. O., Owusu, G. & Amankwaa, E. F. (2015). A missed opportunity? Unraveling the marketing potentials of tourism in Ghana through GIS. Int. J. of Leisure and Tourism Marketing, 4(3/4), pp. 260-278.

15. Amankwaa, E. F., Barima, A. O., Owusu, G. & Eshun, F. (2014). Accra’s poverty trap: Analysing water provision in Urban Ghana. Journal of Social Science for Policy Implications, 2(2), pp. 69-89.

Eshun, F. (2015). Tourism development in Ghana: Towards poverty reduction for sustainable development. A case of Abrafo community. Book of Abstracts, Bringing the Gown to Town, University of Education, Winneba.

2020 to date: Lecturer, University of Environment and Sustainable Development
2014 to 2020: Lecturer, Wisconsin International Univesity College
2014 to 2017: Lecturer Institute of Local Government Studies
2014 to 2015: Graduate Assistant, University of Ghana
2011-2013: Lecturer, Wisconsin International University College
2009: Guest Lecturer, Kultur Centre

2023: Public Relations Officer, Consortium for Sustainable Development in Africa (CoSuDaf)

2019 to date: National Vice President, Women’s Association

2014: Secretary, African Near Equatorial Orbit Panel.

June 2023: Erasmus Mundus Mobility Fund

2020-2022: Bosch Scholarship for Post-Doctoral Programme

2014-2017: African Union Scholarship

2005-2008: Norwegian Government Scholarship