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Dr Matthew Abunyewah is a research-focused lecturer at the Australasian Centre for Resilience Implementation for Sustainable Communities within the College of Health and Human Sciences. He leverages participatory and interdisciplinary research approaches to inform government policies on disaster management and resilience, circular economy and sustainability, community development, industry and business development, and climate change and variability.
Before joining Charles Darwin University, Dr Abunyewah worked as a community and industry development practitioner researching workforce and training development, public policy development and disaster resilience across Africa and Australia for over eight years. Notable industry research outputs/reports produced by Dr Abunyewah in collaboration with industry partners and government agencies include; the Northern Territory Central Five Mines Report and Northern Territory Circular Economy Strategy. Also, Matthew has served as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia, since 2021, undertaking workshops on quantitative research methods and, assisting in industry engagement activities and grant funding application.
Matthew has also published his research outputs in world-class reputable academic outlets such as Energy Economics (I.F= 9.25), Resources Policy (I.F= 8.22), International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (I.F= 4.84) and Disasters (I.F= 3.31). Notwithstanding these, most of Dr Abunyewah's research findings have also been translated into simple and plain language, accessible to industry practitioners in outlets such as the conversation.
Disaster Resilience and Sustainability
Circular Economy and Waste Management
Business and Industry Development
Urban Planning and Management
PhD, University of Newcastle
Feb 2015 → Jan 2019
Award Date: 31 Jan 2019
Bachelor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Aug 2007 → Jun 2011
Award Date: 20 Jun 2011
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle
Apr 2021 → …
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Actor-Network Analysis of Community-Based Organisations in Health Pandemics: Evidence from Covid-19 Response in Freetown, Sierra LeoneFrimpong, L. K., Okyere, S. A., Diko, S. K., Abunyewah, M., Erdiaw-Kwasie, M. O., Commodore, T. S., Hernandez, D. O. & Kita, M., Oct 2022, In: Disasters. 46, 4, p. 903-927 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Displacements and livelihood resilience in Ghana's mining sector: The moderating role of coping behaviourArhin, P., Erdiaw-Kwasie, M. O. & Abunyewah, M., Sep 2022, In: Resources Policy. 78, p. 1-15 15 p., 102820.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Downloads (Pure)
Fire risk communication in the urban informal sector: Evidence from traditional marketplaces in Accra, GhanaAbunyewah, M., Okyere, S. A., Frimpong, L. K., Diko, S. K., Erdiaw-Kwasie, M. O. & Boateng, V., 15 Sep 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy. p. 1-24 24 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Flooding in Informal Communities: Residents’ Response Strategies to Flooding and their Sustainability Implications in Old Fadama, AccraAbunyewah, M., Okyere, S., Diko, S. K., Erdiaw-Kwasie, M. O., Kita, M. & Gajendran, T., Apr 2022, Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience: Disaster Risk Management Strategies. Eslamian, S. & Eslamian, F. (eds.). 1 ed. Switzerland: Springer, p. 435-461 26 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Integrating resilience attributes into local disaster management plans in Metro Manila: Strengths, weaknesses, and gapsNer, N. T., Okyere, S. A., Abunyewah, M. & Kita, M., Dec 2022, In: Progress in Disaster Science. 16, p. 1-14 14 p., 100249.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile27 Downloads (Pure)