Dr. Cynthia Forson

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Cynthia Forson is an Associate Professor and Deputy Provost at Lancaster University Ghana
(LU Ghana). She supports the Provost in delivering and managing Lancaster University Ghana, specifically on academic quality assurance matters and matters relating to curriculum development.
Prior to her post at Lancaster University Ghana, Cynthia was Head of the department of Management Leadership and Organisation at University of Hertfordshire Business School.
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 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.
In that context she sits on the boards of companies and brings her expertise in her teaching
and research areas to enhance the strategic management of those 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 leadership & management and EDI using innovative
approaches that promote self-discovery in participants’ own learning.