Samuel Akyirem

Psychosocial challenges facing patients with diabetes (and other chronic diseases) in resource-limited settings. Health disparities and health psychology.

Hometown/Country

Kumasi, Ghana

Undergraduate Education

BSc Nursing – Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology, Ghana – 2014

Graduate Education

MRes Clinical Research – King’s College London, UK – 2020

​Research Intersets

Psychosocial challenges facing patients with diabetes (and other chronic diseases) in resource-limited settings. Health disparities and health psychology.

​Publications and Presentations

Akyirem, S., Forbes, A., Wad, J. L., & Due-Christensen, M. (2021). Psychosocial interventions for adults with newly diagnosed chronic disease: A systematic review. Journal of Health Psychology, 1359105321995916. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105321995916

Akyirem, S., Bossman I., (2021) “Is tepid sponging more effective than paracetamol at relieving fever in hot tropical climates? A mini-review” Ghana Medical Journal, 55(1), 23-35. https://doi.org/10.4314/gmj.v55i1.9

Aduse-Poku, L., & Akyirem, S. (2020). Association between birthweight and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in children, a systematic review. Open Science Journal, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.23954/osj.v5i3.2413

Awards

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (Jointly funded by King’s College London and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission) – provided full funding for my masters study in the UK