Ghanaian PhD Researcher Ebenezer Yeboah Honoured For His Academic Work In UK: “Beautiful Journey”

Ghanaian PhD Researcher Ebenezer Yeboah Honoured For His Academic Work In UK: “Beautiful Journey”

  • Ghanaian doctoral researcher Ebenezer Akore Yeboah has earned significant recognition for his academic work in the UK
  • His work addresses critical environmental challenges within healthcare, including reducing the UK NHS’ carbon footprint
  • The 27-year-old emergency department nurse has expressed gratitude for his opportunities in the UK

Ebenezer Akore Yeboah, a Ghanaian PhD researcher at Coventry University in the UK, has been recognised for his academic work addressing the UK NHS’ carbon footprint.

This achievement comes only two years after he relocated to the UK to pursue higher education.

Ghanaian PhD student honoured in UK.
Ghanaian PhD researcher Ebenezer Yeboah recognised for his academic work in UK. Photo credit: BBC/ebenezer_akore (Instagram).
Source: UGC

Yeboah’s research work

The 27-year-old emergency department nurse researched measures to reduce the waste of single-use plastics, properly sort waste, and reduce power consumption.

Reflecting on his achievements since arriving in the UK, Yeboah said, “It’s been a beautiful journey—the UK is a land of opportunity when I look at how much I’ve been able to achieve in just over two years.”

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According to the BBC, the health service estimates that the NHS accounts for 4% of England’s total carbon footprint. The learner worked in hospitals in Coventry and Warwick while pursuing his PhD at the university’s Research Centre for Healthcare and Communities.

His work includes a global survey of nurses to learn how they were affected by climate change, which 500 people from 56 nations completed.

In an exclusive interview with about how he feels about the accomplishment and what he thinks of the future, Yeboah said:

“It’s an honour. This is an indication that my research work is internationally and externally recognised. Hopefully, this work will support existing evidence of climate change actions. It will be replicated in other parts of the world so that we can all protect the planet for future generations and finally make me an expert in my research area,” he told

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Yeboah’s work earned him a commendation and involvement in an international conference from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

KNUST alumnus emerges best master’s student in geomatic engineering at University of Florida

In a previous story, Emmanuel Budukumah, a KNUST alumnus, has emerged as the best master’s student in geomatic engineering for the 2023/2024 Academic Year at the University of Florida in the US.

The Voice of KNUST amplified his remarkable academic achievement in a post on Twitter, now called X. His picture accompanied the post, highlighting the Ghanaian student’s historic accomplishment.

Emmanuel Budukumah’s exceptional academic achievement motivated the online community. Many online users complimented the prodigy in the post’s comment section by the Voice of KNUST.

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