Rachel Thompson is AfIRI’s Director. She is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and conducts her research projects with this in mind. Rachel’s research focuses on cultural values and political discourse in Ghana’s electronic media and social media. Another area that is of interest to Rachel is communication in healthcare. She is passionate not only about looking into interactions between healthcare providers and patients but also about communication technology and social media opportunities and implications for healthcare systems in developing countries. Rachel provides leadership for the projects and activities of AfIRI.