Benedict Osei Asibey

Benedict AsibeyPosition

Research Officer


Benedict is a research assistant and a PhD Candidate at the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI), Western Sydney University. As a research assistant, Benedict is working on various projects exploring the health and wellbeing of marginalised groups including people experiencing homelessness, refugees, and people seeking asylum. This includes:  ‘No Place to Call Home: How to End Tent Cities in New South Wales’ aimed to evaluate inter-agency approaches to de-establish tent cities in outer Sydney, and provides a roadmap for other communities seeking to de-establish tent cities in a time-limited manner; ‘A place to call Home: A pilot survey of people seeking asylum in Greater Sydney’ aimed to explore homelessness and precarious housing among people seeking asylum in Greater Sydney.

Benedict is also involved in in a research capacity building project to support alcohol and other drug (AOD) clinicians to conduct research to address critical service and treatment issues. Benedict is mentoring clinicians new to research to undertake a systematic review of risk and protective factors associated with people leaving residential detoxification against medical advice. This project will assist clinicians to utilise evidence to re-design service delivery in order to improve outcomes for their clients.

Benedict’s research addresses the health concerns of vulnerable and marginalised populations including people with experience of homelessness, refugees and people seeking asylum, and people engaged in problematic substance use. His ongoing PhD project uses mixed methods underpinned by Critical Realism to explore the wellbeing and health service utilisation of people who are homeless in urban Ghana. Benedict’s PhD project will help inform intersectoral approaches in Ghana to address the health and wellbeing challenges of marginalised populations. Benedict also has teaching experience in Medical Geography and Social Determinants of Health

Research Interests

  • Homelessness
  • Health of vulnerable and marginalised population
  • Drug and alcohol

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD Candidate- Western Sydney University
  • Master of Philosophy Geography and Rural Development (specialising in medical Geography) – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Geography and Rural Development- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Research & Publications

  1. Osei Asibey, B., Conroy, E., & Marjadi, B. (2020). Health problems and healthcare service utilisation amongst homeless adults in Africa-a scoping review. (opens in a new window) BMC Public Health, 20, 1-12.
  2. Opoku, M. P., Asare-Nuamah, P., Nketsia, W., Osei Asibey, B., & Arinaitwe, G. (2020). Exploring the factors that enhance teacher retention in rural schools in Ghana. (opens in a new window) Cambridge Journal of Education, 50(2), 201-217.
  3. Osei Asibey, B., Boakye Dankwah, A., & Agyemang, S. (2019). The relationship between perceived service quality of antenatal care and use among rural women in Ghana. (opens in a new window) International Journal of Social Economics, 46(5), 598-613.
  4. Akowuah, J. A., Agyei-Baffour, P., & Osei Asibey, B. (2018). A Qualitative Study on the Pathways to Evidence-Based Antenatal Care in Periurban Ghana. (opens in a new window) Obstetrics and Gynecology International, 2018.
  5. Agyemang, S., & Osei Asibey, B. (2018). Effect of Education on Health Care Utilization in Rural Ghana: The case of Selected Communities in The Bekwai Municipality. KNUST Journal of Geography and Development, 2(1), 114-127.
  6. Osei Asibey, B., Agyemang, S., & Boakye Dankwah, A. (2017). The internet use for health information seeking among Ghanaian university students: a cross-sectional study. (opens in a new window) International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, 2017.
  7. Osei Asibey, B., & Agyemang, S. (2017). Analysing the influence of health insurance status on peoples’ health seeking behaviour in rural Ghana. (opens in a new window) Journal of Tropical Medicine, 2017.

Contact Details
Telephone+61 449 697 059
LocationCampbelltown Campus