Josephine Adda

Josephine Adda, MSc., PMP


Manager, Projects & Partnerships

Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education

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Office: 403 210 6440


Office: CWPH Building4D75




Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute, 2010

Educational Background

MSc. Finance & Management, University of Exeter, 2007

BA Arts, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, 2001


Project Manager & Research Management Professional 

Josephine is an efficient, diligent and resourceful professional whose contributions are key in meeting organizational goals.

Josephine loves the university environment and the knowledge and research that it brings to the nurturing of current and future citizens. Her career experience is broad having worked in teaching, management consulting, auditing, public and non-profit sector on 3 continents in 3 countries - Ghana, the United Kingdom and Canada. An immigrant originally from Ghana, Josephine has worked in a number of universities across Canada - specifically the University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University and the University of Alberta.

The manager of projects & partnerships role she holds serves as a key first point of contact for inquiries to the Mathison Centre. As a manager, she facilitates the work of the leadership team and relevant internal and external stakeholders towards advancing the mental health research goals as envisioned under the Brain and Mental Health strategy led by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary.  


Advancing mental health research at the University of Calgary

My role is pivotal in strategically advancing projects, partnerships and the overall day to day operational management of the Mathison Centre. My expertise as a trained and certified project manager coupled with my decade long career experience working in research management in higher education ensure that the Mathison Centre is able to support our researchers, trainees and staff pursing various research programs. I work closely with the the Director and our leadership team, university partners and community organizations in enabling the Centre's vision of advancing research and education on early identification, treatment and prevention of mental illness. 



  • Chevening Scholarship, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, British Council. 2006
  • First Class Honours, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology. 2001