In recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing and midwifery education and academic research programmes in Ghana, the University of Ghana has elevated Dr. Lydia Aziato, a distinguished senior lecturer and Acting Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Ghana, to an Associate Professor.
Sharing her celebrated achievements with the N&MC newsline team, Prof. Aziato disclosed that she has worked as a lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery for over 10 years where she has contributed immensely towards nursing and midwifery education in areas such as pain management, cancer nursing, surgical nursing and curriculum development. She also has advanced skills in qualitative research and an interest in training and mentoring young nurses and students to enhance their skills and independence.
She has been a nurse for over 20 years. She had her first degree in Nursing and Psychology in 2001 and in 2006, she graduated with an MPhil in Nursing from the University of Ghana. She also has a specialty certificate in Oncology Nursing from the cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Canadawhich she completed in 2006.
Subsequently, she graduated with a PhD in Nursing from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa in 2013. She was awarded the Emerging Nurse Researcher for Africa in 2017.
Prof. Aziato holds both local and international positions in nursing organizations such as Sigma Theta Tau International. She also serves on a number of boards and committees. In addition, she is an external examiner for a number of Universities in Ghana and internationally.
She has published in over 40 articles in credible peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for many journals.
Prof Aziato is a committed christian and fellowships with the Temple of Grace Baptist Church, Madina. She is grateful to the almighty God for strengthening her throughout her lifetime. She is married with three children.
Asked what she does at her leisure time she said she uses her leisure time for counselling and mentoring.
The N&MC is very proud of Professor Lydia Aziato’s achievement. We hope her accomplishments would motivate other nursing and midwifery practitioners to walk her path.