Emmanuelle Afaribea Dankwa

Emmanuelle is a DPhil candidate in the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford, where she studies as a Rhodes Scholar. She is a member of St Peter’s College. Before moving to Oxford, she worked as a teaching assistant in the statistics department of the University of Ghana where she had earlier obtained First class honours in Mathematics and Statistics. Emmanuelle’s research interests lie broadly in statistical epidemiology and experimental design and her current research explores the links between branching processes and the mechanisms of infectious disease spread in a stochastic environment.


She is co-founder and team leader of CIYZOE Eco Group, a non-governmental organization actively involved in the advocacy for efficient plastic waste management and recycling through education and the facilitation of plastic waste cycles in communities and institutions.


In her capacity as treasurer of the Oxford Africa Society, Emmanuelle hopes to utilize her experience in the advancement of the society’s vision and interests through the implementation of procedures and initiatives which seek to promote a robust financial standing for the society at all times.