PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
Dr. Yvonne Loh holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology and Physics, M.Phil and PhD in Geology from the University of Ghana with a concentration in Hydrogeology and Hydrochemistry. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Earth Science, University of Ghana and has over 10 years of experience in university teaching and research at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Her research is focused on the hydrochemical characterization of both surface water and groundwater systems. She has conducted research into the assessment of pollution status in the coastal aquifers of the Keta Basin, studied the impact of mining on aquifer systems and developed groundwater-monitoring systems in some mine areas in Ghana. Dr. Yvonne Loh worked on a DANIDA sponsored project centred on the assessment of groundwater resources for climate-resilient irrigation in the White Volta Basin. She has also been engaged in other extension activities mainly in creating awareness about geoscience education and reviews for the Journal of African Earth Sciences. She has received various awards and fellowships that include DANIDAENRECA Hydrogeological Project, ORID PhD Research Sponsorship and Rochester International Council Fellowship for Doctoral Theses Completion during her MPhil and PhD studies respectively.
Dr. Yvonne Loh is an active member and currently the Public Affairs Officer of the Ghana Institution of Geoscientists (GhIG). She serves as a member of the membership, conference and management committees and participates actively in programmes organized by the institution. Dr. Loh also holds membership of other professional bodies that include Geological Society of Africa (GSAf), Organization for Women in Sciences for Development (OWSD), Geological Society of America (GSA), Ghana Science Association and Women in Mining, Ghana (WIMGH). She is passionate about solving environmental problems and mentoring females in STEM.
She is married with two children. Dr. Loh tweets at @sayloh14.