|Education||PhD (Development Studies), MPhil (Agricultural Economics)|
|STAAARS+ Research||Market Shocks, Seasonality and Welfare Outcomes in Ghana: The Mediating role of Market Access|
Justina Adwoa Onumah is a Senior Research Scientist at the CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI), Ghana, with broad research interest in the Economics of Innovation and Development. She also has specific interests in productivity/efficiency analysis, welfare analysis, innovation systems, impact assessment, research-policy-industry linkages, rural and MSME development. She holds a PhD in Development Studies, an MPhil in Agricultural Economics, both from the University of Ghana and a BSc in Agricultural Technology (Economics and Extension) from the University for Development Studies. Justina also has academic exchange experiences from the University of Guelph, University of Bonn, and Aalborg University. She possesses over 10 years of rich research experience through involvement in multiple donor-funded projects, consulting for organizations such as the United Nations (UNCTAD and ILO). She is also an alumna of the Mandela Washington Fellowship programme for young African leaders. Justina hopes to use the STAAARS+ fellowship to build her capacity in economic research, research-policy linkages and grow her academic network.