Ms Winifred Asare-Doku

Ms Winifred Asare-Doku

Research student

Career Summary

Biography

Winifred is a PhD Researcher in the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle. Her research interests focuses on mental health, suicide, forensic psychology/psychiatry, and workplace programs.  Her current research explores mental health in the mining industry emphasizing the enablers and barriers in implementing workplace programs. She is a member of Ghana Association for Suicide Prevention (GASP), Ghana Psychological Association (GPA) and a research fellow of the Centre for Suicide and Violence Research (CSVR), Ghana.


Keywords

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Data Analysis
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Psychotherapy
  • Research Methodology
  • Suicide
  • Workplace Programs

Professional Experience

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
15/1/2018 -  Team Leader Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
18/7/2017 - 30/9/2017 Casual Quit Advocate The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/9/2014 - 19/4/2017 Clinical Psychologist Progressive Life Center
Ghana
23/7/2018 -  Casual Customer Service Assistant Student Central, The University of Newcastle
Australia
18/9/2017 - 31/12/2017 Casual Research Assistant School of Medicine & Public Health, Faculty of Health & Medicine, University of Newcastle | Australia
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/8/2015 - 18/4/2017 Graduate Assistant University of Ghana
Departrment of Psychology
Ghana
1/8/2012 - 31/7/2013 Teaching Assistant University of Ghana
Departrment of Psychology
Ghana
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Highlighted Publications

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Asare-Doku W, Experiences and Coping Mechanisms of Suicide Attempters and Their Families in Ghana: A Mixed Method Approach, University of Ghana (2015)
2017 Asare-Doku W, 'The experiences of attempt survivor families and how they cope after a suicide attempt in Ghana: a qualitative study', BMC Psychiatry, 17 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1336-9
Citations Web of Science - 12
2018 Quarshie EN-B, Oppong Asante K, Andoh-Arthur J, Asare-Doku W, Landindome Navelle P, 'Suicide attempts and deaths in older persons in Ghana: A media surveillance approach', CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, (2018)
Citations Scopus - 1
2019 Asare-Doku W, Osafo J, Akotia CS, 'Comparing the reasons for suicide from attempt survivors and their families in Ghana', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 19 (2019)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-019-6743-z
2020 Akotia CS, Osafo J, Asare-Doku W, Boakye KE, 'News Editors Views about Suicide and Suicide Stories in Ghana', Psychological Studies, 65 1-8 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12646-019-00511-4

Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Akotia CS, Osafo J, Asare-Doku W, Boakye KE, 'News Editors Views about Suicide and Suicide Stories in Ghana', Psychological Studies, 65 1-8 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12646-019-00511-4
2020 Asare-Doku W, Rich J, Kelly B, James C, 'Mental health interventions in the mining industry: a narrative review', Mental Health Review Journal, 25 153-167 (2020) [C1]

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Previous research has suggested high levels of unaddressed mental health needs among male-dominated work settings. The mining industry... [more]

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Previous research has suggested high levels of unaddressed mental health needs among male-dominated work settings. The mining industry has been a recent focus internationally. This paper aims to critically examine research regarding organizational mental health interventions for people working in mining industries. Design/methodology/approach: The narrative review used a systematic standardized search strategy in six databases and grey literature from 1990 to 2019. Findings: Of the 418 studies identified, seven studies (five quantitative and two qualitative studies) met the inclusion criteria. Analysis of these studies revealed the organisational interventions available to address mental health needs of miners. Interventions were categorised into organisational and individual-focused approaches. Evidence shows there is great potential in conducting workplace mental health programs, yet further research is required to create a strong evidence base for substantiated policy and practice implications. Practical implications: Mental health interventions and programs should be available in mining industry to enhance mental health. Organisations can also improve mental health by implementing significant changes in the work environment and identifying workplace factors that induce strain and contribute to psychological distress in employees. Attempt can be made at restructuring safety policies and practices to include mental health, addressing organisational structures such as work schedules and providing training for managers and supervisors. Originality/value: This review focuses on the unique characteristics pertaining to male-dominated mining industries and workplace mental health interventions which are aimed at supporting employee mental health.

DOI 10.1108/MHRJ-10-2019-0039
Co-authors Jane Rich, Carole James, Brian Kelly
2019 Quarshie ENB, Cheataa-Plange HV, Annor F, Asare-Doku W, Lartey JKS, 'Prevalence of suicidal behaviour among nursing and midwifery college students in Ghana', Nursing Open, 6 897-906 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/nop2.271
Citations Web of Science - 2
2019 Asare-Doku W, Osafo J, Akotia CS, 'Comparing the reasons for suicide from attempt survivors and their families in Ghana', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 19 (2019)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-019-6743-z
2018 Quarshie EN-B, Oppong Asante K, Andoh-Arthur J, Asare-Doku W, Landindome Navelle P, 'Suicide attempts and deaths in older persons in Ghana: A media surveillance approach', CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, (2018)
Citations Scopus - 1
2017 Asare-Doku W, 'The experiences of attempt survivor families and how they cope after a suicide attempt in Ghana: a qualitative study', BMC Psychiatry, 17 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1336-9
Citations Web of Science - 12
Quarshie EN-B, Andoh-Arthur J, Asante KO, Asare-Doku W, 'Online media reporting of suicidal behaviour in Ghana: Analysis of adherence to the WHO guidelines', International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 002076402091978-002076402091978
DOI 10.1177/0020764020919787
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Asare-Doku W, Experiences and Coping Mechanisms of Suicide Attempters and Their Families in Ghana: A Mixed Method Approach, University of Ghana (2015)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $1,000

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20181 grants / $1,000

Mental Health of the mining industry in Ghana$1,000

Funding body: Centre for Resources Health and Safety

Funding body Centre for Resources Health and Safety
Scheme Centre for Resources Health and Safety
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
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Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
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