Richard Phillips

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Chief Executive Officer Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Research interests: Buruli ulcer, Skin NTDs, HIV, Mycobacterial Diseases, Emerging Infections, Hepatitis and Coinfection

Richard is a Professor in Medicine at the School of Medicine & Dentistry and Scientific Director of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He has a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, PhD in Infection and Immunity and is a Fellow of both the Ghana and West African College of Physicians. He has 25 years experience in the practice of Medicine and leads a vibrant Research Group investigating skin NTDs, HIV, TB, Hepatitis and Emerging Infections and coinfections. 

He is coinvestigator on the PANDORA project at KNUST and directs the COVID19 response at KCCR which is a major testing centre in Ghana. He has successfully managed research projects and produced 160 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.