Criteria for Nomination

  1. A registered member of GRNMA with valid PIN
  2. A minimum of 10 years working experience as a nurse or midwife
  3. Evidence of a minimum of 5 publications in peer reviewed journals
  4. Evidence of a minimum of 5 citations of published work
  5. Evidence of leading/completing at least 3 research projects relevant to nursing/midwifery
  6. Evidence of attendance/presentation/facilitating research seminars/symposia/conferences
  7. Evidence of mentorship/supervision of students’ research
  8. Evidence of assessment of research reports/dissertations/theses
  9. Evidence of proficiency in using data analysis software
  10. Evidence of contribution to policy/relevant documents in nursing/midwifery


Short Bio of Prof. Lydia Aziato

Prof. Lydia Aziato is the first substantive Dean of School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Ghana.  She has been a nurse for more than 20yrs with a specialty in Oncology Nursing. She graduated with a PhD in Nursing from the University from Western Cape, South Africa in 2013. She holds both local and international positions in nursing organizations such as Sigma Theta Tau International. She serves on several boards and committees. She is the first nurse to be a fellow of the Africa Science Leadership Programme and was the first faculty chairperson for the Oncology nursing specialist programme in Ghana. As of October 2021, Prof. Lydia Aziato had published over seventy (70) peer-reviewed journal articles, four (4) edited books, two (2)  co-authored books, and four (4) book chapters with citations of her works exceeding nine hundred (900). She has supervised over forty (40) undergraduate students, over fifty (50) Masters Students and five (5) PhD students. She has won eleven (11) research grants either as a principal investigator or co-investigator. Her research developed clinical guidelines for post-operative pain management and the Colour-Circle Pain Scale. She reviews for several peer reviewed journals and serves on editorial boards. She received:

  • Emerging Nurse Researcher Award for Africa 2017 awarded by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) to be conferred in Dublin Ireland on 28th July, 2017
  • Centre of Teaching and Learning Scholarship (CENTALS), Doctoral Scholarship for PhD in Nursing, 2011-2012, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Unilever Postgraduate Studies Award for MPhil in Nursing, 2003-2005, College of Health Sciences –Univ. of Ghana.

Her strong passion for research led to the establishment of Research Mentorship Alliance (RMA), an NGO focused on training and mentoring nurses and midwives in research. Prof. Aziato has advanced skills in qualitative research and her main area of research include pain, breast cancer and women’s health.