Dr Lydia Aziato is a Senior Lecturer and the Ag. Dean and Head of Adult Health Dept. School of Nursing, University of Ghana. She has been a nurse since 1997. She had her first degree in Nursing and Psychology and an MPhil in Nursing from the University of Ghana. She also had her specialty training in Oncology Nursing from the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Canada and completed in 2006.
Subsequently she graduated with a PhD in Nursing from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa in 2013 where she researched in post-operative pain management and developed a clinical guideline for post-operative pain management. She has published in many credible peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for many.
She holds both local and international positions in nursing organizations such as Sigma Theta Tau International. She is an external examiner for a number of Universities. She is among the top young scientists in Africa to have secured a seat as a fellow of the Africa Science Leadership Programme. She is the faculty chairperson for the oncology nursing specialist programme in Ghana.
Dr Aziato’s research interests span across pain management, cancer and surgical nursing. She has advanced skills in qualitative research and curriculum development.