Doctor Daniel Doh

Doctor Daniel Doh

Academic Course Advisor, Master of Research,
Social Work & Community Welfare

Lecturer in Social Work,
Social Work & Community Welfare


Daniel Doh (PhD) is a Lecturer in Social Work at the Western Sydney University. Prior to joining Western Sydney, Daniel worked as a Senior Research Officer for the Silver Chain Group – Access Care Network Australia in Western Australia. He was a Sessional Academic at the School of Arts and Humanities - Edith Cowan University, Perth and an Assistant Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Policy Studies, University of Ghana. Daniel is a social worker/social policy analysist, and has been involved in several impact evaluation programs and research activities for the Government of Ghana, UNICEF, HelpAge Ghana, Revenue Watch Institute -UK, Institute of Environment and Development – UK, Revenue Watch Institute – UK, and several not-for profit organisations in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Daniel has been teaching impact evaluation, research method courses, and social policy analysis over the past 10 years at graduate levels and at various professional development workshops in Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Australia. Daniel’s expertise and interest are in theory-based mixed-method impact evaluation, with matched capacity for both quantitative modelling and qualitative analysis. Daniel’s current project is examining the impact of the introduction of a reablement strategy -an emerging global practice model for community and homebased care for older people in Australia and the impact of short-term medical missions in developing countries. Daniel’s future research project will be exploring the qualitative outcomes of reablement, informal dementia care arrangement for older Aboriginals in Australia, decolonising social work practice in different cultures including Africa, examining different models of promoting social interaction in old age, social protection systems in Africa and Asia Pacific, and the impact of short-term medical mission (STMM) in developing countries.

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  • PhD Edith Cowan University
  • MPhil(Social Work) University of Ghana
  • BA(Social Work with Sociology) University of Ghana

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Association of Gerontology (2017 - 2020)
  • Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) (2017 - 2020)


  • Ageing, health, and social protection
  • Child protection
  • Decentralisation and social services
  • Program evaluation
  • Short term medical missions in developing countries

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Social Work & Community Welfare
  • Social Work & Community Welfare


Phone: (02) 9772 6054
Location: 3.7.10

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 102352 Professional Decision Making in Social Work, 2020
  • 102745 Research for Social Work Practice, 2020
  • 400193 Human Services Intervention Strategies, 2019
  • 400508 Working with Individuals and Families, 2019
  • 400508 Working with Individuals and Families, 2020



  • Doh, D. (2012), 'Exploring Social Protection Arrangements for Older People: Evidence From Ghana', : Lambert Academic Publishing 9783848438778.

Chapters in Books

  • Aryeetey, E., Afranie, S., Doh, D. and Andoh, P. (2018), 'Governance of non-state social protection services in Ghana : communication as an accountability mechanism in mutual aid organisations in Wassa', Non-State Social Protection Actors and Serices in Africa: Governance Below the State, Routledge 9781138059627.
  • Doh, D. (2017), 'Facilitating inclusive social development through decentralisation', Contemporary Social Policy Issues in Ghana, For the University of Ghana by Sub-Saharan Publishers 9789988860349.
  • Andoh, P., Doh, D. and Afranie, S. (2017), 'Non-state actors and social protection at the grassroots', Contemporary Social Policy Issues in Ghana, For the University of Ghana by Sub-Saharan Publishers 9789988860349.

Journal Articles

  • Doh, D., Smith, R. and Gevers, P. (2020), 'Reviewing the reablement approach to caring for older people', Ageing and Society, vol 40, no 6 , pp 1371 - 1383.
  • Renzaho, A., Doh, D., Mahumud, R., Galukande, M. and Kamara, J. (2020), 'The impact of the livelihoods and income fortification and socio-civic transformation project on the quality of life, wellbeing, self-esteem, and quality of neighbourhood social environment among the youth in slum areas of in Kampala, Uganda', BMC Public Health, vol 20 .
  • Doh, D. (2017), 'Staff quality and service delivery : evaluating two Ghanaian District Assemblies', IDS Bulletin, vol 48, no 2 , pp 71 - 90.
  • Adusei-Asante, K. and Doh, D. (2016), 'The two sides of free National Health Insurance policies : lessons from Daakye District, Ghana', RJSH: Rangsit Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, vol 3, no 2 , pp 37 - 47.
  • Doh, D., Afranie, S. and Aryeetey, E. (2014), 'Expanding social protection opportunities for older people in Ghana : a case for strengthening traditional family systems and community institutions', Ghana Social Science Journal, vol 11, no 1 , pp 26 - 52.
  • Aryeetey, E., Doh, D. and Andoh, P. (2013), 'Choosing an apprenticeship : skills preferences amongst the youth', International Development Planning Review, vol 35, no 2 , pp 135 - 153.

Conference Papers

  • Adusei-Asante, K., Doh, D. and Awidi, I. (2018), 'Educational partnership in action : insights from Western Australia', STARS Conference, Auckland, N.Z..
  • Adusei-Asante, K. and Doh, D. (2017), 'The impact of motivated volunteerism on peer-mentoring educational programs : evidence from Western Australia', STARS Conference, Adelaide, S.A..
  • Doh, D. and Adusei-Asante, K. (2017), 'Active ageing with the African in mind : an interpretive phenmenological analysis', African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific. Annual Conference, Perth, W.A..
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Doh, D. and Klutsey, J. (2017), 'Pitfalls of universal health coverage systems : evidence from West Africa', African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific. Annual Conference, Perth, W.A..

Other Publications

  • 2016, 'Non-State Actors and Accountable Social Protection in Child Protection and Livelihoods in Wassa, Ghana', Report
  • 2016, 'Girls in Mining in Ghana: Surviving Without Flourishing', Report
  • 2014, 'Monitoring of Natural Resource Governance: Assessment of Changes in Policy and Practice as a Result of the Multi-stakeholder Ghana Dams Dialogue: Final Report', Report
  • 2012, 'Where Should We Stay? Exploring the Options of Caring for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Ghana', Report
  • 2011, 'From Prejudice to Prestige: Vocational Education and Training in Ghana', Report
  • 2009, 'Social Protection and Children: Opportunities and Challenges in Ghana', Report


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