Prince Atorkey

Prince Atorkey

What are your research interests?

  • Conducting research that modify individual, community and organisational multiple health risk behaviours
  • Undertaking research that examines the relationship between physical health and mental health

Why did you get into research?

I naturally like to help people and I believe one of the ways I can do this, is to undertake research that finds solution to the challenges people in many communities face.

What would be the ultimate goal for your research?

My ultimate goal is to see the outcome of my research help people change their health risk behaviours by adopting health-promoting behaviours.


Prince Atorkey is currently pursuing a PhD in Behavioural Science in Medicine in the School of Medicine and Public Health and is based at the Hunter New England-Population Health. His PhD thesis is focused on multiple health risk behaviours among vocational education students. Prince has an interest in conducting research that translates into the modification of individual, community and organisational health risk behaviours.

Prince is a clinical psychologist and previously was an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Regent University College of Science and Technology, Accra teaching undergraduate courses in Psychology. He was also a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Legon where he assisted Lecturers in teaching undergraduate courses in Psychology.

Prior to commencing his PhD, Prince completed a Master of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology with the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) in Psychology with the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast.

He likes to conduct researches that examine the psychological aspects of health and medicine. His previous research has been in the area the perception of illness and medication adherence among adolescents with sickle cell diseases and adults with diabetes.

Future Focus

My future focus is to continue doing research that modify individual, community and organisation health risk behaviours through the application of psychological and behavioral science techniques.

Specialised/Technical Skills

  • Multiple health risk behaviour change
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Implementation science
  • Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment