Dr Samuel Owusu-Akyem

PhD, MSc, BSc, RNMH, RMN, Cert ‘A’  
Position: Lecturer
Faculty: Health & Medical Sciences
Campus: Asante Akyem Campus, Agogo
Email: sowusuakyem@presbyuniversity.edu.gh, samuelowusuakyem@yahoo.co.uk
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Brief Profile:

Dr Samuel Owusu-Akyem is ambitious, proactive and a visionary leader. Efficient, effective communicator, strategic, analytical, creative and innovative, hardworking, selfless, strong inter-personal skills. He hold Teachers’ Certificate “A” from Abetifi Presbyterian Training College and has taught for over ten years both in Primary and Junior High Schools in Ghana. Dr Owusu-Akyem holds PhD from Stanford University, California.  He is currently the Head of Department and a Lecturer at the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Presbyterian University College, Asante Akyem Campus, Agogo. He has previously worked at the following places in the United Kingdom; North London Forensic Service, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust, Service Manager Baytree Community Care London Limited, Camden and Islington NHS Mental Health Trust, Community Psychiatric Practitioner, West London NHS Mental Health Trust. He has also worked as Associate Lecturer Middlesex University, where he obtained his BSc (Hons) Nursing, Registered Nurse Mental Health and MSc Mental Health Interventions where he specialised as a Psychiatric Practitioner. He joined the Presbyterian University College, Ghana in October 2012. Dr Owusu-Akyem has attended and presented at various workshops and conferences both Ghana and Abroad. He is a registered Member of Nursing & Midwifery Council, Ghana, Member Nursing & Midwifery Council, UK. Member Royal College of Nursing, UK and Associate Member Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK.
Dr Owusu-Akyem is a regular discussant of Home Base TV on Psychiatric Issues as well as Adom FM, Ash FM Radio, Kumasi and Atwimansa FM Oda, on matters of Psychiatry. He is also regular member of performance review committee of Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital. Dr Samuel Owusu-Akyem is a Christian an Elder of the Church of Pentecost International.


Research Interests:

  • Violence management in adult in-patient mental health setting.
  • Mental  health interventions and promotion of wellbeing of service users
  • Social inclusion & recovery in mental health
  • Patients (service users) and carers’ involvement in mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • Children and Women’s Health
  • Physical Care and Mental Health Disorders.
Publications and Conferences:

  • Akumiah O.P., Owusu-Akyem S., Nayembil A. D., Agyapong G.O., Fataw., P (2017)
    Barriers to Adherence to Diet and Exercise Recommendation amongst Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients. Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing
  • Owusu-Akyem S, Gan-Lartey F, Abeasi A.D, Darko Mamphey E, & Simpong E.G (2016) Exploring psychosocial factors influencing the low patronage of mental health services in Birim South District, Ghana. International Journal of Science and Research 5(10) 371-375
  • Owusu-Akyem S, (2016) Psychosocial factors influencing youth alcoholism at Agogo, Ghana. International Journal of Science and Research 5 (3) 2182-2187
  • Akumiah O. P.,  Sarfo A.L.,  & Owusu-Akyem S, (2015) Non-compliance with medication regimen, A case study at Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Ghana. International Journal of Science and Research 4 (12) 1258-1261
  • Atindanbila S, Benneh C, & Owusu-Akyem S, (2014) Social determinants of depression among men and women in Ghana. International Journal of Educational Studies 1 (2) 63-7
  • Owusu-Akyem S., Dako-Mamphey. E., Akumiah, O. P., & Agyapong. O,G. (2016) Exploring attitudes and perception of teenage mothers on the use of contraceptives in Agogo. Ghana. International Journal of Educational Studies -22/08/17 (Submitted)
  • Owusu-Akyem S. (2016) Psychosocial Factors Influencing School Drop Out of Teenagers in Ghana: Evidence From Atiwa District, Ghana. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences- 24/03/2017 (Submitted)

Books under Publication

  • Owusu-Akyem S. (2015) Perspectives of the Nursing Profession
  • Owusu-Akyem, S. (2015) Geriatrics and Home Nursing for the Nursing Profession


  • 12/06/2015-Jointly presented a paper on “Key worker burn out” Stress management at Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) Headquarters in Accra, Ghana.
  • 18th -21st August, 2004. Panel member who reviewed University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) Mental Health Curriculum at Ho
  • 30/08/2013-Jointly presented a Paper on “Ethical expectation of the public about the Nurse Services to mankind” at Christian Nurses’ Fellowship Ghana in Accra
  • 2011 – Presented a Paper on “Positive steps towards keeping well” A relapse prevention guide for Patients/Carers and Healthcare Professionals. West London NHS Mental Health Trust, London
  • 14/03/12 – Attended Healthcare Professionals Conference in London: Organised by West London Mental Health NHS Trust. Theme “Improving Physical Healthcare in People with Severe Mental Illness”
  • 25/05/2012 – Attended the 5th Annual Nurses Conference in London.