Cynthia Forson is Associate Professor and Deputy Provost at Lancaster University Ghana (LU Ghana). She works with and supports the Provost in delivering and managing LU Ghana, specifically on academic quality assurance matters and matters relating to curriculum development and relevant associated procedures and processes.
Prior to her post at LU Ghana Cynthia was Head of Department at one of the three departments in the University of Hertfordshire Business School, UK. As an academic, Cynthia teaches in the areas of human resource management, organisational behaviour and qualitative research methods and is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Her research interests cover equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the labour market and organisations. She focuses particularly on gender, ethnicity, class and migrant status and their intersectional influences in the lives and careers of women, particularly African women on the continent and in diaspora.
She brings expertise in her teaching and research areas to enhance the strategic management of organisations. Cynthia is the chairman of the board of Allstar Insurance Brokers Limited, and member of the boards of Calbank Plc and Africa Partners Medical Ghana.
Cynthia is also interested in promoting the leadership of women in all sectors through professionalism and the provision of skills training for women to gain access to income. She has extensive experience in training in leadership & management and EDI using innovative
approaches that promote self-discovery in participants’ own learning.