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Dr. Eric Stemn

estemn@umat.edu.gh


Position

Coordinator, Disaster and Emergency Management (DEM) Hub; Coordinator, FMRT Certificate Programmes

Department

Environmental and Safety Engineering

Research Interest

  1. Intelligent Risk Management
  2. Principal hazard management of the extractive industry
  3. Occupational health and safety
  4. Learning from unwanted events
  5. Occupational health and safety of small and medium enterprises, particularly artisanal and small-scale mining
  6. GIS and remote sensing for environmental management
  7. Municipal solid waste management
  8. Environmental impact assessment and management




Eric Stemn holds a PhD in occupational health and safety from the University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia, an MSc in Environmental Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, and a BSc in Geomatic Engineering from the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, Ghana. Eric has extensive experience in health, safety and environment (HSE) consulting and training and is currently a faculty member of UMaT, at the Environmental and Safety Engineering Department, where he teaches various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Before joining UMaT, Eric worked in a consulting role for 4 years, where he assisted several Ghanaian companies in preparing technical reports leading to permit clearance from the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency. Eric’s PhD research focused on improving organisational learning from incidents through improved incident investigation, effective risk management and how the incident investigation process feeds back into risk management activities. Eric facilitates industry-based workshops and delivers environmental, safety and health risk-based training to the minerals industry. Eric continues to consult for a wide range of industries in matters relating to occupational health, safety and environment.

2019
PhD
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Austalia
2013
MSc
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
2010
BSc
University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana
2016--2019
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
2011--2013
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
2006--2010
University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana
2002--2005
Fijai Secondary School, Sekondi, Ghana
2015--
Ghana Institute of Environmental and Safety Professionals
2018
SMI-University of Queensland 3MT Competition (2nd Place)
2017
UQR!SK Pitch Video Competition (2nd Place)
2017
SMI-University of Queensland 3MT Competition (People's Choice)
2016
IPRS Scholarship to Pursue PhD at UQ
2016
UQCENT Scholarship to Purse PhD at UQ
2015
Australia Award to Pursue Short Course at UQ
2016--
Lecturer
2014--2016
Assistant Lecturer
  1. Stemn, E., Joe-Asare, T. (2021), "The influence of accident manuals on the effectiveness of accident investigations -An analysis of accident management documents of Ghanaian mines", Safety Science, 135 , 105129

  2. Kumi-Baoteng, B. and Stemn, E., (2020), "Spatial Analysis of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality of Ghana", Ghana Mining Journal, 20 1, 66-74

  3. Stemn, E., Hassall, M. E. and Bofinger, C (2020), "Planning and Implementing Remedial Measures from Incident Investigations: A Study of the Ghanaian Mining Industry", Safety Science, 127 , 104735

  4. Stemn, E., Hassall, M. E. and Bofinger, C (2020), "Systemic Constraints to Effective Learning from Incidents in the Ghanaian Mining Industry: A Correspondence Analysis and Accimap Approach", Safety Science, 123 , 104565

  5. Stemn, E. and Kumi-Boateng, B. (2020), "Modelling of Land Surface Temperature Changes as Determinant of Urban Heat Island and Risk of Heat-Related Conditions in the Wassa West Mining Area of Ghana", Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 6 3, 1727-1740

  6. Stemn, E., Ntsiful, F., Azadah, M. A. and Joe-Asare, T. (2020), "Incident Causal Factors and the Reasons for Conducting Investigations: A Study of Five Ghanaian Large-Scale Mines", Safety, 6 1, 9

  7. Joe-Asare, T., Amegbey N., Stemn, E. (2020), "Human Factor Analysis Framework for Ghana's Mining Industry", Ghana Mining Journal, 20 2, 60-76

  8. Han, S., Chen, H., Stemn, E. and Owen, J. (2019), "Interactions between Organisational Roles and Environmental Hazards: The Case of Safety in the Chinese Coal Industry", Resources Policy, 60 , 36-46

  9. Stemn, E., Bofinger, C., Cliff, D. and Hassall, M. E. (2019), "Examining the Relationship between Safety Culture Maturity and Safety Performance of the Mining Industry", Safety Science, 113 , 345-355

  10. Stemn, E., Bofinger, C., Cliff, D. and Hassall, M. E. (2019), "Investigating the Maturity of Incident Investigations of the Ghanaian Mining Industry and Its Effect on Safety Performance", Safety, 2019 5, 3

  11. Stemn, E., Hassall, M. E., Bofinger, C. and Cliff, D. (2019), "Assessing the Quality of Incident Investigations and Its Effect on Safety Performance: A Study of the Ghanaian Mining Industry", Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 36 6, 1145–1154

  12. Stemn, E., Hassall, M. E., Bofinger, C. and Cliff, D. (2019), "Correction To: Assessing the Quality of Incident Investigations and Its Effect on Safety Performance: A Study of the Ghanaian Mining Industry", Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 36 6, . 1155–1156

  13. Stemn, E. and Kumi-Boateng, B. (2019), "Hazardous Waste Landfill Site Selection in Western Ghana: An Integration of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and Geographic Information System", Waste Management & Research, 37 7, 723-736

  14. Amoah, N. and Stemn, E. (2018), "Siting a Centralised Processing Centre for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining–a Spatial Multi-Criteria Approach", Journal of Sustainable Mining, 17 4, 215-225

  15. Bansah, K., Dumakor-Dupey, N., Stemn, E. and Galecki, G. (2018), "Mutualism, Commensalism or Parasitism? Perspectives on Tailings Trade between Large-Scale and Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana", Resources Policy, 57 , 246-254

  16. Han, S., Chen, H., Harvey, M.-A., Stemn, E. and Cliff, D. (2018), "Focusing on Coal Workers’ Lung Diseases: A Comparative Analysis of China, Australia, and the United States", International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 11, 2565

  17. Stemn, E. (2018), "Analysis of Injuries in the Ghanaian Mining Industry and Priority Areas for Research", Safety and health at work, 10 2, 151-165.

  18. Stemn, E., Bofinger, C., Cliff, D. and Hassall, M. E (2018), "Failure to Learn from Safety Incidents: Status, Challenges and Opportunities", Safety Science, 101 , 313-325

  19. Stemn, E., Hassall, M. E., Cliff, D. and Bofinger, C., (2018), "Incident Investigators’ Perspectives of Incident Investigations Conducted in the Ghanaian Mining Industry", Safety Science, 112 2019, 173-188

  20. Bosompem, C., Stemn, E. and Fei-Baffoe, B., (2016), "Multi-Criteria Gis-Based Siting of Transfer Station for Municipal Solid Waste: The Case of Kumasi Metropolitan Area, Ghana", Waste Management & Research, 34 10, 1054–1063

  21. Kumi-Boateng, B., Stemn, E. and Sibil, S (2016), "Multi-Criteria-Gis Based Site Selection for Irrigational Reservoir – a Case Study", European Agrophysical Journal, 3 1, 1-17

  22. Bilintoh, T. and Stemn, E. (2015), "Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Site Selection in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of Ghana Using Fuzzy Logic in a GIS Environment", Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2 2, 071-078

  23. Kumi-Boateng, B., Mireku-Gyimah, D. and Stemn, E (2015), "Where Are the Poor? Mapping out a Gis-Multidimensional Non-Monetary Poverty Index Approach for Ghana", Ghana Mining Journal, 15 2, 11-20

  24. Kumi-Baoteng, B., Stemn, E. and Agyapong, A. (2015), "Effect of Urban Growth on Urban Thermal Environment: A Case Study of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of Ghana", Journal of Environment and Earth Scienc, 5 2, 32-41

  25. Kumi-Boateng, B., Stemn, E. and Mireku-Gyimah, D (2015), "Modelling of Malaria Risk Areas in Ghana by Using Environmental and Anthropogenic Variables – a Spatial Multicriteria Approach", Ghana Mining Journal, 15 2, 1-10

  26. Sakyi, F. K., Yirenkyi, G., Agbenyega, O., Arkoh, M., Stemn, E. and Gbeve, H. (2014), "Assessment of Prevailing Safety Management Practices among Petrol Filling Stations in Ghana: A Case Study in Agona Nkwanta, Inchaban and Sekondi-Takoradi", Journal of Basic and Applied Research International, 11 2, 104-113

  27. Stemn, E. and Agyapong, E. (2014), "Assessment of Urban Expansion in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of Ghana Using Remote-Sensing and GIS Approach", International Journal of Science and Technology, 3 8, 452-460

  1. Imbrogiano, J-P., Stemn, E., & Bond C. J. (2019), "Evolution or Revolution: Where next for impact assessment?", IAIA19, 22-30
  2. Stemn, E., Hassall, M. E., Cliff, D., & Bofinger, C (2019), "2019 SME Annual Conference and Expo", 2019 SME Annual Conference and Expo, 109-117
  3. Stemn, E. (2017), "Learning from incidents through improved investigations", SMI RHD Annual Conference, 12-15
  4. Agyemang, A. K., Kumi-Boateng, B. & Stemn, E. (2016), "Land Use Land Cover Change Detection at Sierra Rutile Limited, Sierra Leone", 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference,, 1-8
  5. Stemn, E., Agyapong E (2013), "Urban Expansion and Its Effect on Surface Temperature in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of Ghana – A Remote Sensing-GIS Approach", 6th KNUST GRASAG Research Conference, “Leading Innovations through Graduate Research”, 79-82