Kofi Awuviry-Newton is a social worker by profession and social gerontologist with expertise in applying mixed methds into studying the prevalence and how older people talk about their difficulty in activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) in Africa, specifically Ghana. He applies interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) and other qualitative analysis methods based on theoretical frameworks such as World Health Organisation International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, and Ethics of Care theoretical frameworks to understand the lived experience of older adults living with ADL and IADL difficulties and lived experience of caregivers of older peoples.
Kofi is a qualitative methodologist, and currently, a PhD candidate in Gerontology and Geriatrics at the School of Medicine and Public Health.
Kofi is proficient in the use of NVivo and Stata data analysis softwares. He is interested in using the WHO-ICF to study the disability/difficulty experienced by older people quantitatively and qualitatively. He is proficient in using secondary data from WHO Study on adult health and AGEing (wave 0, 1, 2, &3) to study the health and social needs of older adults and their caregivers.