Dr Divine Asafo

Dr Divine Asafo

Lecturer in Human Geography

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment


  • BA (University of Ghana)
  • MA (University of Ghana)
  • PhD (University of Sheffield)


Divine is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Hull. His research focuses on urban/peri-urban development and change in Africa, particularly the politics of peri-urban land, everyday experiences of housing development, and urban disaster risks and vulnerabilities.

Divine completed his undergraduate (Geography and Resource Development with Political Science) and Masters (Geography and Resource Development) degrees from the University of Ghana, Legon; and his PhD in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. Prior to joining the University of Hull, Divine was working as a Human Geography Tutor at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Divine is engaged in advisory work for the British Academy Project, Youth Futures - 'Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods: Unpacking possibilities for empowerment with young migrants in Ghana'. He is also the Deputy Director for the Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CDD) Pathway of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Programme (WRDTP) at the University of Hull. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

400142 Worlds of Connection and Difference

400145 Exploring the World Around Us

500185 Sustainable Futures

600266 BA Geography Dissertation

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Associate Fellow