Mr Eric Badu

Research Associate

Doctor of Philosophy Nursing (Feb. 2018 - March 2022)

MSc Rehabilitation and Development (August 2012 - December 2014)

Bachelor of Arts (August 2007 - June 2011)

Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA)
Social Policy Research Centre

Eric Badu holds PhD in Nursing (Mental Health) from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He also holds a Masters degree in Disability, rehabilitation and development, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. 

His research focuses on mental health, disability, quality improvement, resilience, psychometric testing and research methodologies. Eric has several years of teaching and research experience in mental health research, research methodologies, psychometric testing, disability studies, consumer outcome research, systematic reviews.

Eric has contributed to over 45 peer-reviewed articles in health services research, mental health and disability issues. In particular, Eric’s publications have appeared in journals that are rated in the top quartile internationally, in terms of quality and impact (Scimago Journal Ranking). Eric’s research output has been published in journals such as BMC Psychiatry, BMC Health Services Research, PLOS One, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, BMC Health Research Policy and Systems, Research in Developmental Disabilities, BMC Archives of Public Health, Disability and rehabilitation, Disability and Society, International Journal of Social Psychiatry.

Eric’s PhD research used realistic evaluation, involving a mixed-methods approach to measure the quality of health services. Before joining the University of Newcastle as a PhD candidate, he worked as a research advisor to lead and support research and evidence-generating activities in disability and health, social inclusion and inclusive education within Sightsavers (UK) Program in West Africa. He also worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Location
Room 212, Level 2, John Goodsell Building UNSW SYDNEY 2052
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Alupo BA; Opoku MP; Badu E; Mprah WK, 2020, 'INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILY, POVERTY AND SOCIAL PROTECTION IN UGANDA: PERSPECTIVES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES', in Disability: International Aspects, pp. 35 - 57
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Mensah I; Badu E; Awini A; Gyamfi N; Amissah J; Abodey E, 2023, 'Teachers’ experiences of classroom behaviour problems and mitigation strategies among students with visual disabilities in Ghana', International Journal of Inclusive Education, 27, pp. 1351 - 1372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2021.1900419
    Journal articles | 2022
    Badu E; O’Brien AP; Mitchell R; Osei A, 2022, 'A Qualitative Study of Consumers’ Experiences of the Quality of Mental Health Services in Ghana', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 43, pp. 172 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2021.1931584
    Journal articles | 2022
    Naomi G; Kwadwo Wisdom M; Mensah I; Collins Kwabena B; Anderson Mensah P; Badu E, 2022, '“For me I see MINE to be a family sickness”–consumers understanding and perception of the etiology of mental illness in community-based residential facilities in Ghana', Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 25, pp. 68 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2021.2014431
    Journal articles | 2021
    Badu E; Mitchell R; O’Brien AP; Osei A; Rubin M, 2021, 'Measuring Disability in Consumers of mental health services – psychometric properties of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) in Ghana', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 30, pp. 1274 - 1288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inm.12911
    Journal articles | 2021
    Badu E; O'Brien AP; Mitchell R; Osei A, 2021, 'Erratum: Mediation and moderation effects of health system structure and process on the quality of mental health services in Ghana- structural equation modelling (PLoS ONE (2020) 15: 5 (e0233351) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233351)', PLoS ONE, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246137
    Journal articles | 2021
    Badu E; O’Brien AP; Mitchell R; Osei A, 2021, 'A qualitative study of evidence-based therapeutic process in mental health services in Ghana– context-mechanisms-outcomes', BMC Health Services Research, 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06993-1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Badu E; O’brien AP; Mitchell R, 2021, 'An integrative review of recovery services to improve the lives of adults living with severe mental illness', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168873
    Journal articles | 2020
    Abodey E; Vanderpuye I; Mensah I; Badu E, 2020, 'In search of universal health coverage - Highlighting the accessibility of health care to students with disabilities in Ghana: A qualitative study', BMC Health Services Research, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05138-0
    Journal articles | 2020
    Amissah J; Nakua EK; Badu E; Amissah AB; Lariba L, 2020, 'In search of universal health coverage: The hidden cost of family planning to women in Ghana', BMC Research Notes, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-020-4928-2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Amoako S; Opoku MP; Nketsia W; Edusei AK; Afriyie SA; Badu E, 2020, 'Inclusivity in neo-liberal policy environment: preparedness of mass media to support disability awareness campaigns in Ghana', Disability and Rehabilitation, 42, pp. 3015 - 3023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1582718
    Journal articles | 2020
    Badu E; O’Brien AP; Mitchell R; Osei A, 2020, 'Mediation and moderation effects of health system structure and process on the quality of mental health services in Ghana – Structural equation modelling', PLoS ONE, 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233351
    Journal articles | 2020
    Badu E; O’Brien AP; Mitchell R; Rubin M; James C; McNeil K; Nguyen K; Giles M, 2020, 'Workplace stress and resilience in the Australian nursing workforce: A comprehensive integrative review', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 29, pp. 5 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inm.12662
    Journal articles | 2020
    Deborah TD; Anthony EK; Badu E; Amy BA; Gyamfi N; Josephine AN; Opoku MP, 2020, 'The burden of caregiving among mental health nurses providing services to consumers with depression in Ghana', Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 56, pp. 72 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppc.12377
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gyamfi N; Badu E; Mprah WK; Mensah I, 2020, 'Recovery services and expectation of consumers and mental health professionals in community-based residential facilities of Ghana', BMC Psychiatry, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02768-w
    Journal articles | 2020
    Opoku MP; Nketsia W; Banye MA; Mprah WK; Dogbe JA; Badu E, 2020, 'Caregiving experiences and expectations of parents with in-school children with intellectual disability in Ghana', Research in Developmental Disabilities, 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2019.103524
    Journal articles | 2019
    Amissah J; Agyei-Baffour P; Badu E; Agyeman JK; Badu ED, 2019, 'The Cost of Managing Occupational Injuries Among Frontline Construction Workers in Ghana', Value in Health Regional Issues, 19, pp. 104 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vhri.2019.06.002
    Journal articles | 2019
    Amissah J; Badu E; Agyei-Baffour P; Nakua EK; Mensah I, 2019, 'Predisposing factors influencing occupational injury among frontline building construction workers in Ghana', BMC Research Notes, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4744-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Badu E; Agyei-Baffour P; Ofori Acheampong I; Opoku MP; Addai-Donkor K, 2019, 'Perceived satisfaction with health services under National Health Insurance Scheme: Clients' perspectives', International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 34, pp. e964 - e975, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2711
    Journal articles | 2019
    Badu E; Mensah I; Gyamfi N; Agyei-Okyere E; Eric A; Adusei-Nkrumah J, 2019, 'Knowledge and sources of accessing sexual and reproductive health information among visually impaired women in Ghana', BMC Research Notes, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4568-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Badu E; Mitchell R; O’Brien AP, 2019, 'Pathways to mental health treatment in Ghana: Challenging biomedical methods from herbal- and faith-healing perspectives', International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 65, pp. 527 - 538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020764019862305
    Journal articles | 2019
    Badu E; O'Brien AP; Mitchell R, 2019, 'An integrative review on methodological considerations in mental health research - Design, sampling, data collection procedure and quality assurance', Archives of Public Health, 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13690-019-0363-z
    Journal articles | 2019
    Badu E; Okyere P; Bell D; Gyamfi N; Opoku MP; Agyei-Baffour P; Edusei AK, 2019, 'Reporting in the abstracts presented at the 5th AfriNEAD (African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability) Conference in Ghana.', Res Integr Peer Rev, 4, pp. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41073-018-0061-3
    Journal articles | 2019
    Badu E; O’Brien AP; Mitchell R, 2019, 'The Conceptualization of Mental Health Service Quality Assessment: Consumer Perspective', Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 46, pp. 790 - 806, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10488-019-00955-w
    Journal articles | 2019
    Nartey AK; Badu E; Agyei-Baffour P; Gyamfi N; Opoku MP; O'Brien AP; Mitchell R, 2019, 'The predictors of treatment pathways to mental health services among consumers in Ghana', Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 55, pp. 300 - 310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppc.12350
    Journal articles | 2018
    Badu E; Agyei-Baffour P; Ofori Acheampong I; Preprah Opoku M; Addai-Donkor K, 2018, 'Households Sociodemographic Profile as Predictors of Health Insurance Uptake and Service Utilization: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Municipality of Ghana', Advances in Public Health, 2018, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/7814206
    Journal articles | 2018
    Badu E; Gyamfi N; Opoku MP; Mprah WK; Edusei AK, 2018, 'Enablers and barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health services among visually impaired women in the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions of Ghana', Reproductive Health Matters, 26, pp. 51 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09688080.2018.1538849
    Journal articles | 2018
    Badu E; O'Brien AP; Mitchell R, 2018, 'An integrative review of potential enablers and barriers to accessing mental health services in Ghana', Health Research Policy and Systems, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0382-1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Virendrakumar B; Jolley E; Badu E; Schmidt E, 2018, 'Disability inclusive elections in Africa: a systematic review of published and unpublished literature', Disability and Society, 33, pp. 509 - 538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2018.1431108
    Journal articles | 2017
    Opoku MP; Agbenyega J; J-F ; Mprah WK; McKenzie J; Badu E, 2017, 'Decade of Inclusive Education in Ghana: perspectives of educators', Journal of Social Inclusion, 8, pp. 4 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.36251/josi.114
    Journal articles | 2017
    Opoku MP; Alupo BA; Gyamfi N; Odame L; Mprah WK; Torgbenu EL; Badu E, 2017, 'The family and disability in Ghana: Highlighting gaps in achieving social inclusion', Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development, pp. 41 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.5463/DCID.v29i4.666
    Journal articles | 2017
    Opoku MP; Kwadwo Mprah W; Dogbe JA; Moitui JN; Badu E, 2017, 'Access to employment in Kenya: The voices of persons with disabilities', International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 16, pp. 77 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijdhd-2015-0029
    Journal articles | 2017
    Opoku MP; Mprah WK; Mckenzie J; Sakah BN; Badu E, 2017, 'Lives of persons with disabilities in Cameroon after CRPD: Voices of persons with disabilities in the Buea Municipality in Cameroon', International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 16, pp. 67 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijdhd-2016-0009
    Journal articles | 2017
    Torgbenu EL; Nakua EK; Kyei H; Badu E; Opoku MP, 2017, 'Causes, trends and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in Ghana', BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 18, pp. 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-017-1709-8
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ayensu J; Annan RA; Edusei A; Badu E, 2016, 'Impact of maternal weight on pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review', Nutrition and Food Science, 46, pp. 542 - 556, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/NFS-11-2015-0146
    Journal articles | 2016
    Badu E; Agyei-Baffour P; Peprah Opoku M, 2016, 'Access Barriers to Health Care among People with Disabilities in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana', Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 5, pp. 131 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.15353/cjds.v5i2.275
    Journal articles | 2016
    Badu E; Opoku MP; Appiah SCY, 2016, 'Attitudes of health service providers: The perspective of people with disabilities in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana.', Afr J Disabil, 5, pp. 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ajod.v5i1.181
    Journal articles | 2016
    Badu E, 2016, 'Experiences of parents of children with intellectual disabilities in the Ashanti Region of Ghana', Journal of Social Inclusion, 7, pp. 20 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.36251/josi.100
    Journal articles | 2016
    Opoku MP; Huyser N; Mprah WK; Badu E; Alupo BA, 2016, 'Sexual violence against women with disabilities in ghana: Accounts of women with disabilities from Ashanti Region', Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development, 27, pp. 91 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.5463/DCID.v27i2.500
    Journal articles | 2015
    Badu E; Opoku MP; Appiah SCY; Agyei-Okyere E, 2015, 'Financial access to healthcare among persons with disabilities in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana', Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development, 26, pp. 47 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.5463/DCID.v26i2.402
    Journal articles | 2015
    Edusei AK; Aggrey SM; Badu E; Opoku MP, 2015, 'Accessibility and participation of persons with disabilities in tourism: Perspective of tourism workers in the Ashanti region of Ghana', Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development, 26, pp. 97 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.5463/DCID.v26i3.431
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mensah SA; Badu E; Opoku MP, 2015, 'Towards an inclusive society in Ghana: An analysis of challenges persons with disabilities face in participating in tourism in the Ashanti region', Journal of Social Inclusion, 6, pp. 64 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.36251/josi.85
    Journal articles | 2015
    Opoku MP; Badu E; Amponteng M; Agyei-Okyere E, 2015, 'Inclusive education at the crossroads in ashanti and brong ahafo regions in ghana: Target not achievable by 2015', Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development, 26, pp. 63 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.5463/DCID.v26i1.401
    Journal articles | 2015
    Opoku MP; Badu E; Moitui JN, 2015, 'Towards an inclusive society in cameroon: Understanding the perceptions of students in university of Yaounde II about persons with disabilities', Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development, 26, pp. 92 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.5463/DCID.v26i2.420
  • Preprints | 2020
    Abodey E; Vanderpuye I; Mensah I; Badu E, 2020, In search of universal health coverage – highlighting the accessibility of health care to students with disabilities in Ghana: a qualitative study, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.16285/v3
    Preprints | 2020
    Abodey E; Vanderpuye I; Mensah I; Badu E, 2020, In search of universal health coverage – highlighting the accessibility of health care to students with disabilities in Ghana: a qualitative study, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.16285/v4
    Preprints | 2020
    Badu E; O’Brien AP; Mitchell R; Osei A, 2020, A realistic evaluation of evidence-based therapeutic processes in mental health services– Context-Mechanisms-Outcomes, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-81487/v1
    Preprints | 2020
    Badu E; O’Brien AP; Mitchell R, 2020, Highlighting Recovery Services Promoting Personal Recovery of Adults Living With Severe Mental Illness – A Comprehensive Integrative Review , , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-73542/v1
    Preprints | 2020
    Badu E; O’Brien AP; Mitchell R, 2020, Usefulness of Recovery services promoting personal recovery among Adults living with Severe Mental illness – A Comprehensive Integrative Review, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-22134/v1
    Preprints | 2019
    AMISSAH JOHN; Badu E; Agyei-Baffour P; Nakua EK; Mensah I, 2019, Predisposing factors influencing occupational injury among frontline building construction workers in Ghana, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.13542/v4
    Preprints | 2019
    Abodey E; Vanderpuye I; Mensah I; Badu E, 2019, In search of universal health coverage – highlighting the accessibility of health care to students with disabilities in Ghana: a qualitative study, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.16285/v2
    Preprints | 2019
    Abodey E; Vanderpuye I; Mensah I; Badu E, 2019, In search of universal health coverage – highlighting the accessibility of health services for students with disabilities in Ghana: a qualitative study, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.16285/v1
    Preprints | 2019
    Badu E; Mensah I; Gyamfi N; Agyei-Okyere E; Abodey E; Adusei-Nkrumah J, 2019, Knowledge and sources of accessing sexual and reproductive health information among visually impaired women in Ghana, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.11779/v1
    Preprints | 2019
    Badu E; Mensah I; Gyamfi N; Agyei-Okyere E; Abodey E; Adusei-Nkrumah J, 2019, Knowledge and sources of accessing sexual and reproductive health information among visually impaired women in Ghana, , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.11779/v2