Kwaku Abrefa Busia, PhD
PhD in Sociology and Social Policy
Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Associate
Lingnan University, Hong Kong / University of Pretoria, South Africa
busiaabrefa@ymail.com

Kwaku Abrefa Busia, Ph.D., is a RGC Postdoctoral Fellow (Research Assistant Professor) at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong where he completed his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy. He also doubles as a research associate at the Department of Sociology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His doctoral research funded by the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme investigated work-family interface among married working mothers in urban Ghana using a holistic approach. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with interests in gender, work-family interface, family studies and sociology of development, notably small-scale mining in Africa and community development. Pertaining to work-family research, he has conducted research on gender and work-family conflict/enrichment, flexible work arrangements, mixed methods research, and work-family intersections among marginalized and under-researched groups notably informal workers. Dr. Abrefa Busia holds MPhil in African Studies from Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge and MPhil in Development Studies from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He is an active member of the Work and Family Researchers Network and received the best poster presentation award at the WFRN biennial conference in 2022 in New York City. His research seeks to illuminate social inequalities related to work-family intersections, develop and expand concepts that capture the diversity and plurality of work-family experiences and relationships. His research also aims to promote African perspectives in the international work-family dialogue and to influence policy outcomes for working individuals and their families, especially those from marginalized and under-researched backgrounds.