Dr. Peter Sanful is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Fisheries and Water Resources. He holds a PhD in Limnology from a split programme between the KNUST and the University of Waterloo, Canada. His scientific expertise and research interests are in the areas of limnology, lake productivity, aquatic biogeochemistry, phytoplankton and zooplankton ecology, climate change impact on aquatic ecosystems and water quality in aquatic systems and aquaculture. His research activities have resulted in many significant publications in peer-reviewed journals, first appearing in 2007. He is a commonwealth scholar, TWAS-DFG Research Fellow, Swedish Institute Scholar and Tonolli Memorial Fellow, in addition to several international awards and grants. Dr. Sanful teaches courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and was instrumental in the development of the Postgraduate Programme in Water, Environment and Sustainability (PEWS). He has considerable university administrative experience and has served on various Boards and Committees notably School of Natural Resources School Board, Cognate Member, School of Agriculture and Technology School Board, Academic Board, Quality Assurance and Planning Committee and Research, Grants and Conferences subcommittee of Academic Board. He also served as the Head of Centre for Climate Change and Gender Studies (3CGS) during the 2019-2020 academic year. Dr. Sanful has extensive professional and scientific networks, and is a member of the Ghana Science Association, International Society of Limnology, Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON), Inter-Continental Scientific Drilling Programme (ICDP), Global Network for Future Leaders and the African Students and Alumni Forum (ASAF). He is a reviewer for several reputable and high impact factor journals in the field of limnology such as Water Research, International Review of Hydrobiology and Fundamental and Applied Limnology. He has been involved in several multidisciplinary projects and has experience working within large international research consortiums. His research has focused mainly on understanding the effect of climate change on the physical dynamics, biogeochemistry and productivity of lake Bosumtwi, Ghana, through his involvement in the Lake Bosumtwi Research Project (2004-2006) funded by NSERC/ICDP, and the Building Resilience of Lake Bosumtwi to Climate Change – RELAB (2018-2022), an international multidisciplinary research project funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs through DANIDA (www.relabproject.uenr.edu.gh). He is the Project Coordinator of the RELAB Project. Dr. Sanful has deep knowledge, skills and success in writing grant applications and possesses excellent research project management and grant administration abilities. He is currently the Head of the Centre for Grant, Research and Innovation (CEGRI) of the University of Energy and Natural Resources. Dr. Sanful is quality-oriented, hardworking, innovative, progressive, has good interpersonal skills and effective at working with people and in teams.
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