Enoch Boafo Amponsah is a PhD student with the School of Social Work, Rutgers University. He has vast research and practice experience in issues of child welfare and family wellbeing. Majority of his research publications focuses on child maltreatment prevention, interpersonal violence and gender issues in low middle income countries.  Prior to joining Rutgers, he obtained his masters in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation at the University of Oxford, UK. 


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. New Jersey -  (expected May 2027)              
  • Master of Science in Evidence-Based Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation, University of Oxford,  - (August 2022)     
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - (June 2020)

Research Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Research on Ending Violence Against Women and Children, Rutgers University --- Sept. 2022
  • Research and Teaching Consultant, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Department of Sociology and Social Work ---  Sept. 2020 - August 2021

Practice Experience

  • School Social Worker, Community Special School, Deduako, Kumasi, Ghana --- June 2019 - Aug. 2019
  • Research Consultant, CARE International, TUC, Kumasi, Ghana ---   March 2019 - May 2019
  • Field Coordinator and Research Consultant Safe Child Advocacy, Roman Hill, Kumasi, Ghana  --- February 2019 – March 2019
  • Intern, Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit, Supreme Court Building, Greater Accra, Ghana --- June 2018 - Aug. 2018 
  • School Social Worker Gateway University Basic School, Greater Accra, Ghana --- Aug. 2014 - July 2016