Naida Kwarteng Osei

DPhil Criminology

Other affiliations

Faculty of Law University of Oxford Pembroke College


Naida Kwarteng Osei is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge where she studied for an MPhil in Criminological Research, and currently pursuing a DPhil in Criminology at the University of Oxford (Pembroke College). Her interest lies in understanding the nexus between the criminal justice system and rising levels of sexual violence, specifically rape, in Ghana. This informs her desire to explore the topic, “Police Perspectives on Sexual Violence Investigation in Ghana”, to identify and understand the pertinent issues associated with policing sexual violence in Ghana. Her research seeks to proffer evidence-based solutions to increase detection of reported rape cases and police response to its victims. She hopes to make an immense contribution to academic scholarship on violent crimes and policing. Outside academia, she is passionate about issues of feminism and finding solutions to the challenges women face in their social space. She has volunteered with the African Girls’ Empowerment (Nigeria), the Young Women’s Trust (United Kingdom) and the International Women’s League for Peace and Freedom, Ghana (currently the Communications Manager- Diaspora).

Research Interests

Violent Crime and Policing

Research projects & programmes

Centre for Criminology