The GhScientific team is a small one which runs a tight shift; searching all over to bring you the latest news, events and opportunities, projects and informative blogs. The team consists of individuals with diverse skills allowing us to do what we do.
Hephzi Angela (CEO) started her career in the biosciences after completing a biomedical science degree before branching out into the pharmaceutical industry after completing a postgraduate degree in pharmaceutical science with management studies. She also works as a freelance science writer and she is currently writing up her PhD research in skin biology. Her research specifically investigates the signalling mechanisms that lead to scaling in skin disease.
Hephzi currently serves as the chair of the Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire branch of the Royal Society of Biology.
In 2014, she received a national science communication award for her work in engaging underserved communities with science. In 2017 she received a highly commended women in science award by Goldman Sachs at the Win trade awards and that same year she was nominated as a finalist in the outstanding STEM ambassador category of the national stem inspiration awards.
Hephzi’s work focusses on empowering young people from underserved communities to improve their science capital by providing opportunities to enable them to make informed decisions. This is achieved through work experience, career workshops, volunteer opportunities and tailored inspirational experience days. She also works with community groups and particularly organises an annual street science fair in her local community which has evolved over time since the first event in 2014. Hephzi also supports local schools as a STEM ambassador for the Essex region and runs regular STEM inspired activities in the community and public spaces.
She operates a learning centre located in the Basildon town square, Essex which offers after school supported learning and summer school programs from key stage 2 through to A-Levels and adult education. Hephzi believes in nurturing the potential of her students to bring out the best versions of themselves.
Hephzi is a member of the association of British Science Writers and she has written internationally for organisations including, Oxbridge Biotech, Research fortnight, tech.co, GhScientific and daily graphic. She is also an international speaker and has presented at multiple conferences, organisations and events across Europe and Africa on education, informal learning, public engagement with science and on reaching underserved communities.
Her experiences in navigating the UK educational system and her pathway to discovering her career interests as well as the challenges faced and the lack of mentors and role models, led Hephzi along her path of working with young people and their families to provide them with a better experience.
Dr. Thomas Tagoe (COO) is a science communicator and a neuroscientist trained at the University of Leicester (UK) currently affiliated to the University of Ghana.
Thomas has published his research in multiple high impact journals and has also presented his work at national and international conferences with features on platforms such as BBC, CNN, TEDxAccra, StarrFm and JoyPrime. Through GhScientific, he
has a history of collaborating with fellow researchers and innovators to make an impact in the country. This has led to receiving the British Council Social Impact Award in 2018.
Thomas is the regional secretary of the Ghana Science Association and produces The Horizon radio show on StarrFM, the only morning radio show dedicated to conversations around science. He is also the founding Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Neuroscience Society. As a scientists and a Presbyterian Junior Youth teacher, Thomas is a firm believer that science and faith are two sides of the same coin and is widely read in both fields.He is a sportsman, a music lover and a passionate poet. He tweets @Tom_DAT
Robert Tagoe (Projects Director) is a highly experienced project manager with a background in aerospace engineering and Business Management Consultancy.
Robert has over ten years management experience working with institutions like The University of Hertfordshire’s Business Consulting Unit and Computacenter, one of Europe’s largest services and solutions company to manage large-scale projects for both public, private and financial institutions including Hampshire and ThamesValley police, Lloyds TSB and Nationwide Bank.
Robert is an ordained minister of religion, a published Author, public speaker and a relationship and marriage counsellor, regularly working with churches, charities and organisations like Marriage Care to prepare couples for holy matrimony.
He has a passion for Marriages and relationships, music, mentoring and empowering youth and believes that communities will develop when individuals and corporations alike can give back to their communities through right sized collaborative projects.
Isaac Kudu (STEM Activities Coordinator) is an environmental scientist with the Nuclear Chemistry and Environmental Research Centre of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. He is convinced that STEM holds the key to fully harness the enormous natural resources Ghana is endowed with to solve the numerous economic and developmental challenges plaguing the country.
Isaac believes GhScientific to be an avenue to engage with students who are the nation’s future to better appreciate STEM and its potential for solving real life problems. He believes when we catch them young they will be STEM ambassadors for the rest of their life. The project also presents an opportunity to challenge the status quo of negative attitudes that majority of Ghanaians have toward environment and sanitation issues.
Isaac expects to public awareness about the impact of environmental degradation on community health and to help scientists and professionals build on their capacity to effectively engage the public with science.
Wilhemina Antwi (Multimedia Manager) is a student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism studying for a B.A in Communication Studies. She is a 2017 Fellow of Citizens Initiative Africa and the recipient of Citizens Initiative Africa 2017 Most Outstanding Teammate Award. Wilhelmina is confident of making an impact in the practical and experiential method of learning for the youth. She currently serves as a country ambassador for CI Africa, an outfit that focuses on making the same impact she desires among visionary African tertiary students.
Mina also works with 360GhOnline an online storytelling hub as a triple threat; Photographer, Events rep & Social Media coordinator.
Learn more about her on LinkedIn: Wilhelmina Antwi Facebook: Mina Nana Yaa Instagram & Twitter: @mina_nanayaa
Boadzie Daniel a.k.a The Motivator (Workshops Coordinator) is a Social Scientist, Social Entrepreneur, People Guru, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker/Writer and Philosopher who is obsessed with Human Potential Development and the advancement of the Human race.
He has spent more than 10 years of his life studying people, society and the natural world and the connection that exists between them. He lives with only one purpose: To die empty. His vision is to create a Haven on earth where everyone lives fully, develop and use his/her talents to advance himself and the Human race. His MISSION is to do the impossible.
He is the author of “THE MOTIVATOR: UNPOPULAR WAY TO EXCELLENCE”, which is still in the process of being published.
He is currently a student at University of Ghana studying his next obsession: Information Technology
Sandra has a keen interest in human resource development and has pursued this through a bachelor’s in psychology.
She believes without people, process and resources cannot function on their own. Due to this, psychology must take precedence in organisations to promote cohesiveness, effectiveness and productivity while ensuring the well-being and growth of employees.
Further, she aims to use Psychology to address challenges in society for the well being of people.
Her excellent communication and writing skills combined with an analytical nature drives her creativity and innovation.