(Dr. Emmanuel Bonney – SBAHS)
Dr. Emmanuel Bonney is Assistant Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Ghana. He is a neurological physiotherapist specializing in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Bonney’s recent work focuses on developing targeted interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.
Much of this work involves paediatric populations living in low-income settings. In an effort to create a culturally appropriate screening tool for early identification of autism in low-income African settings.
Dr. Bonney is collaborating with colleagues from the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, and Makerere University in Uganda.
He is currently the principal investigator of the Ugandan Early Childhood Phenoscreening Project, which aims to identify phenotypic biomarkers of autism in high-risk infants and toddlers. Dr. Bonney has authored many scientific publications on topics related to motor control, learning, physical fitness and intervention in developmental coordination disorder. He is an active clinician and regularly presents to both academic and practitioner audiences locally and internationally.