Udoh James Akpan is a doctoral candidate of Developmental Communication with bias for Public Health Communication at the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS). He holds a master’s degree in communication studies with bias for Public Relations & Advertising, and a post graduate diploma in Public Administration both from Lagos State University in Nigeria.
He is a member and International Association of Media & Communication Research (IAMCR), and associate member of Southern African Communications Communication Industries Association (SACIA), an associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (ANIPR), a licensed Human Resources practitioner (HRPL), members of the Chattered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Nigerian Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management (MIPDM), Nigerian Institute Management (ANIM), , Institute of Public Administrators of Nigeria (IPAN)
He also has a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate of Attendance; ISO 9001:2015 Requirements Understanding & Documentation Certificate with focus on Risk and Change Management; ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Certificate; Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Certificate; Professional Certificate in Human Resources Management from the Carrington Heritage Centre For Professional Development, UK.
His research interest is in development communication spanning through public health communication, social change and participatory communication, culture, rural development and agricultural communication, trade, international and political communication as well as organizational, corporate, and digital communication with quality and human resources management.