Dr. Angela Ofori-Atta obtained her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology as a Commonwealth Scholar from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 1992, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and before that from the University of Ghana in 1984.
She was a co-principal investigator for the Mental Health and Poverty Project, a research consortium in 4 African countries. She has helped to set up mental health services in the Upper West Region of Ghana, and two volunteer organizations: YouthWatch for AIDS and the Volunteer Project for the Accra Psychiatric Hospital children’s ward. In 2003 she accepted an invitation to public service as Deputy Minister for Manpower Development and Employment. In the last four years, Dr. Ofori-Atta has attended the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (G HLI) annual seminars on Grand Strategy and helped forge a partnership in mental health between the Ghana Health Service and GHLI.
Dr. Ofori-Atta is a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry, a seasoned cognitive behavior therapist, a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Initiative, Colorado, and the principal investigator of the first randomized control trial in a faith healing centre on the African continent.
She is married to Ken and they have three children. They live in Accra, Ghana.