Gameli Adzaho

Country: Ghana
Sector: Other Industries
Job title: Lead
Subject of study: Environment and Human Health
Year of graduation: 2014
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Global Lab Network

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I worked in the public health sector in Ghana for four years. I am currently the Lead for Global Lab Network, a community of learners, educators, researchers, and innovators interested in applying science and technology for the good of humanity. I lead the design and delivery of STEM education and social impact projects.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

Investment in science, technology, and innovation is needed for Africa’s transformation, with interventions at community, national, and regional levels. Over the years I have been actively involved in initiatives that are hopefully changing science education and innovation on the continent. From teaching, through leading civic science initiatives, to participating in national and international policy platforms, I live my convictions. We started Global Lab Network to enable STEM students and professionals to network and mobilise for social impact.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

My main societies were the International Society, Tremough Postgraduate Society, and Enactus.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The subject matter was topical and we were allowed to explore our intellectual and practical interests.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The high academic standard coupled with excellent support services like the Career Zone.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I found Exeter’s profile as a young dynamic and forward-looking institution alluring.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Everything from core concepts learnt in the modules to science communication and cross-cutting skills, such as leadership and stakeholder engagement have been relevant.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Work hard! Engage with relevant mentors such as lecturers, support staff or industry professionals about your plans. Take time to reflect and have the courage to try new things.

What are your plans for the future?

I hope to start a rural STEM education programme to empower talented young people to become problem solvers.


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