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Dr Michael Boampong

Lecturer, The Open University, United Kingdom



Dr. Michael Boampong is a Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies at The Open University. He holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of London (Birkbeck College), an MA in Development Studies from Uppsala University and a BA (Social Sciences) in Economics and Geography from the University of Cape Coast. Prior to his appointment at The Open University, Michael was a lecturer in Childhood, Youth and International Development and Development Management at Birkbeck, University of London. He was awarded Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support funding to support his research and public engagement on the impact of social inequality and parental migration on children’s health and childhood practices. Previously, he served as a migration and youth policy specialist to multiple United Nations (UN) agencies and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Michael also served as lead consultant to the Government of Ghana in the review of Ghana’s 2010 National Youth Policy, and authored the UN flagship World Youth Report: Youth and Migration (2013).



Thelist of publications is available here.


Migration, ethnography, transnationalism, youth policy, qualitative methods
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