Mr Kofi Awuviry-Newton

Mr Kofi Awuviry-Newton

Research student

Career Summary

Biography

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.


Keywords

  • caregivers of older people
  • disability
  • health economics
  • healthy ageing
  • interpretative phenomenlogical analysis
  • qualitative research
  • quantitative research
  • social work

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • African Languages, nec (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110308 Geriatrics and Gerontology 40
160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified 30
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 30
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Barnie AJ, Nyarko AS, Dapaah JM, Appiah SCY, Awuviry-Newton K, 'Understanding Youth Violence in Kumasi: Does Community Socialization Matter? A Cross-Sectional Study', Urban Studies Research, 2017 1-10 (2017)
DOI 10.1155/2017/1565602
Appiah S, Dapaah J, Awuviry-Newton K, 'Reflections on Research Communication, Dissemination and Uptake to Impact Outreach', British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, 18 1-9
DOI 10.9734/bjesbs/2016/26277

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Awuviry-Newton K, Tavener M, Wales K, Kowal P, Byles J, 'ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING DIFFICULTIES AND TOILETING AMONG OLDER GHANAIANS: AN APPLICATION OF WHO-ICF FRAMEWORK', Innovation in Aging, Austin Texas (2019)
DOI 10.1093/geroni/igz038.1916
Co-authors Julie Byles, Kylie Wales, Meredith Tavener, Paul Kowal
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Mr Kofi Awuviry-Newton

Contact Details

Email kofi.awuvirynewton@uon.edu.au
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