Alhassan Abdullah joined the faculty of the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, after completing his Ph.D. in Social Work. He has practice experience in child protection. Alhassan’s research embrace issues affecting the wellbeing of children and families. Specifically, his work focuses on child neglect and abuse, child protection and impacts of communities and culture in child maltreatment prevention. His current research focuses on developing early intervention and preventive measures to address maltreatment and violence against women, through the intersection of community-based cultural resources and statutory child protection. Alhassan’s approach to research and scholarship brings theoretical rigor to the study of child maltreatment and family violence prevention, and adopts a cultural lens to investigate indigenous community/neighborhood- based protective measures against child maltreatment.
Alhassan has carried out survey research in Ghana, and conducted research using data from Nepal, Hong Kong, Korea and China. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles (over 20 as first author) in leading social work journals, and 5 book chapters. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Child Abuse & Neglect (IF = 4.863, ranked 1 in social work by Google Scholar) Practice: Social Work in Action, and a member of the Social Work Innovation Living Space (SWIRLS), Flinders University.
PhD in Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
Honours and Awards
Best undergraduate dissertation, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 2017
Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Social Work Honours, 2023 -
Child wellbeing and protection
Social work with children and families
Research Methods in Social Work
Theories in Social Work
Violence and abuse
Culturally appropriate child protection
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