University of Cape Coast

Charlotte is a PhD-trained clinical psychologist and a lawyer. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Ghana and was called to the Ghanaian Bar in 2013. She currently teaches Psychology- and law-related courses at the Department of Forensic Science, the University of Cape Coast after a 16-year position with Methodist University College Ghana. In terms of legal practice, she joined ADU-KUSI, PRUC (formerly Law Bureau) after her pupilage at the Attorney-General’s Department and practices on adjunct basis with the firm. She has a rich background in human interest activities such as advocacy for the decriminalization of suicide, and the use of a public health approach to substance addiction. Her interests in law include family law, employment law and corporate practice. Her research focuses on court experiences for victims and the convergence between psychology, mental health and the law. Charlotte was part of the team that represented Ghana at the United Nations Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) in 2016. She was the best student in Family Law and Practice for the cohort of lawyers called to the Bar in 2013. Also, in 2017 she was a Fox Fellow at Yale University for a year. She was also part of the African researchers in the Forgiveness in West Africa Project, which was funded by the Templeton World Charity Fund. Charlotte has a certificate in Pensions Management from the NPRA, is a member of the Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors (GARIA), and currently serves as a Board Member of the Ghana Psychology Council.