Researcher Biography

Edmund W. Kanmiki is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Social Science Research of the University of Queensland. His PhD research focuses on improving equity in health and access to maternal and child health services through community-based primary healthcare programs. Edmund had previously obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with Economics from the University for Development Studies, Ghana. He has close to 10 years’ experience working in the areas of health systems and population health research driving from his work on several health systems projects at the University of Ghana and the Navrongo Health Research Center in Northern Ghana.

His Doctoral research is funded by a Research Training Program Scholarship provided by the University of Queensland.

PhD topic

Evaluating the Effect of Community-Based Primary Health Care on Equity in Health and Access to Maternal and Child Health Services


  • Dr. Martin O'Flaherty (Principal)
  • Associate Professor Abdullah Mamun (Associate)                                                                                                                                

Research interests

  • Health system research 
  • Health program evaluation
  • Healthcare financing
  • Health policy analysis
  • Socio-economic inequalities in health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Mixed methods research