Dr Barbara Adonteg-Kissi

Dr Barbara Adonteg-Kissi

Lecturer, Social Work


B.A. (Hons)


Barbara Adonteng-Kissi is a lecturer in Social Work at ACAP. She received her PhD from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Queensland in 2021. Her PhD project focused on the experiences of older people and their family carers in relation to chronic life-limiting illness and informal care. Her teaching and research interests are Aging and the Life Cycle, Human Rights, Social Policy and Social Welfare, Social Work and Social Problems.


  • Adonteng-Kissi, B., Moyle, W., & Grealish, L. (2020). Informal care of older adults with chronic life-limiting illness in Africa: An integrative review. International Social Work, 0020872819901164
  • Calleja, P., Adonteng-Kissi, B., & Romero, B. (2019). Transition support for new graduate nurses to rural and remote practice: a scoping review. Nurse education today, 76, 8-20
  • Adonteng-Kissi, O., Adonteng-Kissi, B., Jibril, M. K., & Osei, S. K. (2019). Communal conflict versus education: Experiences of stakeholders in Ghana’s Bawku conflict. International Journal of Educational Development, 65, 68-79
  • Adonteng‐Kissi, O., Adonteng‐Kissi, B., Jibril, M. K., & Osei, S. K. Living in protracted communal conflict: Socioeconomic trends and household poverty in Ghana’s Yendi area. Development Policy Review
  • Adonteng‐Kissi, O., & Adonteng‐Kissi, B., (2018). Precarious work or sustainable livelihoods? Aligning Prestea’s Programme with the development dialogue on artisanal and small‐scale mining. In Natural Resources Forum (Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 123-137). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Adonteng-Kissi, O., & Adonteng-Kissi, B., (2017). Living with Conflicts in Ghana’s Prestea Mining Area: Is community engagement the answer? Journal of Sustainable Mining (Vol. 16, pp.196-206), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsm.2017.12.005
  • Adonteng-Kissi, O., Adonteng-Kissi, B., & Asamoah, E., (2016). Mining versus Farming: An Analysis of the Farmers’ Livelihood System. Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context, (Vol.12, No. 2, pp.31-46). doi:10.18848/2325-1115/CGP
  • Adonteng-Kissi, O. (2015). Identifying the Sources, Causes and Costs of Conflicts in the Prestea Mining Community. International Journal of Community Development, (Vol.3, No.4, pp.64-78)

Teaching and Coordination Responsibilities

  • Currently teaching SWSP 6013 Social Work Theory and Practice (Group, Teamwork and Organisational Learning).
  • Coordinating SWSP1013 Social Work Theories and SWSP6303 Ageing and Aged Services
    Supervising students on field education
Expert Comment Topics
Aged care services in Australia
Africa's Non-communicable diseases
Informal care for older people living with chronic life-limiting illness
Social Work Students' Transition to Field Education Practice
Social Work Academics using their community engagement to support quality field education

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HDR Research Supervision

PhD Project supervised by A/Professor Laurie Grealish and Professor Wendy Moyle, both of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University (2021)

Professional registrations or accreditation

Accredited Social Worker

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

  • Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Australian Research Network for African Academics (ARNAA)
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