Dr. Cynthia Forson

Deputy Provost at Lancaster University Ghana

Cynthia Forson (nee Sanni-Thomas) is Associate Professor and Deputy Provost at Lancaster University Ghana. Prior to her appointment to LUG, Dr Forson was Head of one of the three academic departments at the University of Hertfordshire Business School in the UK. Cynthia teaches Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management and her research centres on the work, leadership and management experiences of women in the labour market and organisations. She focuses particularly on gender, ethnicity, class and migrant status and the intersectional influence of these structures in the lives and careers of women.

Dr Forson’s pays particular attention in her research, to black and ethnic minority women in the labour market and organisations and has conducted several projects on the issues of equality and diversity in this regard, including projects for the UK Department of Constitutional Affairs (now Ministry of Justice), the UK Equal Opportunities Commission (now called Equality and Human Rights Commission), the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. Cynthia’s research interests now extend to the work and labour market encounters of African women in Africa and the Diaspora and she has a particular interest in the development of management theories that reflect the lived work experiences of women in different African contexts.