University of Cape Coast

Prof. Augustine Tanle holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Migration and Livelihood Studies from the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. He is a Professor of Migration and Refugees Studies in the Department of Population and Health in the same University where he teaches courses in Migration and Development, Population Movements, Refugees Studies among others at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Prof. Tanle has supervised over 30 Master of Philosophy (M Phil) students’ theses from his department and other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Cape Coast. Also, he is an internal examiner for both M Phil and PhD theses in his department as well as other departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences. As an external examiner, Prof. Tanle has examined more than 20 M Phil and 14 PhD theses from the University of Ghana, Legon, University for Development Studies (UDS) Tamale and the Kwame Nkrumah University for Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He has so far supervised five PhD students from his University.

His research interests are migration, livelihood and development, gender and migration, refugees’ studies, endogenous development. He has expertise in qualitative research methodology but often adopts pragmatism as his research philosophy. Prof. Tanle has to his credit 53 articles published in reputable journals, three book chapters and three research/technical reports. He has over 50 articles published in reputable scholarly journals. He is a reviewer of a number of journals which include Ghana Journal of Geography, University of Ghana, Legon, The Oguaa Journal Of Social Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast and an adhoc reviewer of Social Science and Medicine, Ghana Journal of Development Studies and Journal of International Development. He has research collaboration networks with colleagues in the University of Cape Coast, University of Ghana, Legon and University of Durham, UK. Prof. Tanle in collaboration with his research teams had won some research grants both local and international over the years. He has also engaged in consultancy services with the Ghana Statistical Services and the National Accreditation Board (now known as Ghana Tertiary Education Council).