University of Cape Coast

Prof. Emmanuel Kwasi Abu is an Associate Professor of Optometry at the University of Cape Coast, (UCC), Ghana. He holds a 3-year post-secondary Teacher's Certificate “A”, a Bachelor’s degree in Ophthalmic Sciences, a Doctor of Optometry degree, a Ph.D., all from UCC, and a Specialist Certificate in Low Vision from Cardiff University/College of Optometrists, UK. His Ph.D. studies investigated the associations between ocular toxoplasmosis and polymorphisms within human interferon-gamma and tumour necrosis factor cytokine genes. Prof. Abu’s research interests span multidisciplinary areas due to his diverse professional expertise in optometry and infection & immunity. They include ophthalmic infection and immunity, ocular implications of systemic and infectious diseases, low vision, and primary care optometry. Prof. Abu also has expertise in polymerase chain reaction and immunodiagnostic procedures. Prof. Abu is currently the Head of Mathematics and Science Programmes at the College of Distance Education, UCC. He has been an acting Provost of the College of Health and Allied Sciences, the Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences, and the Head, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, UCC. Prof. Abu is a member of the West African Health Organisation Technical Team that is responsible for harmonization of training curricula (basic and postgraduate), code of practice, and practice regulation for optometrists in the ECOWAS sub-region. Prof. Abu is an optometrist and a member of the Ghana Optometric Association. He has authored over sixty publications in peer review journals.