Dr. Paulina Amponsah is a Chief Research Scientist, Seismologist, and Manager of the National Data Centre at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. She worked with the Ghana Geological Survey Authority as Head of the Seismic Unit close to twenty years and later joined the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission in 2010. She has collaborated in many international projects and currently one of the coordinators of the UNESCO-IUGS IGCP-659 project; Improved Regional Seismotectonic Map in Africa. Her research areas include seismology and geophysics, seismic hazard assessment and microzonation for urban planning, and Disaster Risk Reduction. She doubles as a lecturer at the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences and Part-time lecturer of Geophysics and Seismology at the Department of Earth Science, University of Ghana. She co-teaches courses in Disaster Risk Reduction at the Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana. She is a member of the Africa Science and Technology Advisory Group for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ghana Institution of Geoscientists, Ghana African Seismological Commission. She was a member of Partners Enhancing Resilience of People Exposed to Risks and a forana Geological Disasters Technical Committee, and the First Vice President of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy.
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