Elizabeth Adjoa Kumah

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing from University of Ghana, a Master of Science (MSc) in Nursing and a PhD in Health from Teesside University, United Kingdom. She is a Registered General Nurse (RGN), registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) of Ghana, and have extensive work experience as a healthcare practitioner and a health services researcher. Over the past five years, she has been involved in health services research, mainly in the United Kingdom, and her research focus has been assessing healthcare students and practitioners' competencies regarding the effective application of evidence into clinical practice. This research has led to the development of an evidence-informed practice module for undergraduate healthcare students.

Elizabeth joined the Emergency Obstetric and Quality of Care Unit in May 2022 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate where her responsibilities include:

• Strengthening of Antenatal and Postnatal platforms in Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania
• Implementation of quality improvement at facility level in Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania

Prior to joining LSTM, Elizabeth was a Researcher at the University of Chester, where she played a leading role in a research aimed at assessing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on care homes in England. This research resulted in the co-production of an innovative toolkit intended for use by nurses and health and social care staff working in care homes to safeguard and protect residents and staff.

She has expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating educational interventions aimed at strengthening the capacity of healthcare practitioners; evidence synthesis through systematic reviews/meta-analysis and scoping reviews; using software such as Covidence and Rayyan to streamline the production of systematic/scoping reviews, as well as the Cochrane Review Manager (RevMan) and EPPI Reviewer. She has a strong background in mixed-methods research, including skills and experience in creating and conducting online surveys, interviews, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, as well as document analysis of policy documents and educational modules.

Elizabeth has worked as a healthcare practitioner in Ghana and has conducted research in both Ghana and the United Kingdom.

Current research/projects:

• Quality improvement of integrated HIV, TB, and Malaria services in antenatal and postnatal care facilities
• Design and delivery of antenatal and postnatal care blended learning training packages for healthcare providers in low-and-middle income countries
• Systematic review on effectiveness of sexual and reproductive health blended learning approaches for strengthening the capacity of healthcare practitioners in low-and-middle income countries


• Nursing and Midwifery Council, Ghana
• Ghana Nurses Association

Selected publications

  • Kumah, E. A., McSherry, R., Bettany-Saltikov, J., van Schaik, P. (2022) ‘Evidence-informed practice: simplifying and applying the concept for nursing students and academics’, British Journal of Nursing, 31(6), pp. 322-330.

    Kumah, E. A., McSherry, R., Bettany-Saltikov, J., van Schaik, P., Hamilton, S., Hogg, J., Whittaker, V. (2022). 'Evidence-informed vs evidence-based practice educational interventions for improving knowledge, attitudes, understanding and behaviour towards the application of evidence into practice: A comprehensive systematic review of undergraduate students. Campbell Systematic Reviews', 18, e1233. https://doi.org/10.1002/cl2.1233

    Kumah, E. A., Bettany-Saltikov, J., van Schaik, P. McSherry, R. (2021) ‘Evidence-based practice and evidence-informed practice competencies in undergraduate pre-registration nursing curricula: A document analysis at a university in England’, Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 16(3), pp. 235-246.

    Kumah, E. A., McSherry, R., Bettany-Saltikov, J., Hamilton, J., Hogg, J., Whittaker, V., van Schaik, P. (2019). PROTOCOL: ‘Evidence-informed practice versus evidence-based practice educational interventions for improving knowledge, attitudes, understanding, and behavior towards the application of evidence into practice: a comprehensive systematic review of undergraduate students’, Campbell Systematic Reviews, 15(1-2), e1015. https://doi.org/10.1002/cl2.1015

    Boadu, P., Kumah, E.A., Antwi-Asare, T.O., Fritz, A. (2019) ‘An ex-ante evaluation of technical efficiency of Ghana’s public hospital to support national health insurance scheme implementation in Ghana’, International Journal of Development and Economic Sustainability’, 7(6), pp. 42-59.