Work experience

September 2023
Research project Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

PhD Candidate for Interactive Intelligence

Research Project: Developing principles for the design and review of digital interventions in mental healthcare: a multi-perspective approach.

March 2022
UX Researcher for Human Experience & Media Design and Lecturer for Communication Media Design & Data-Driven Design Master

University of Applied Science, Utrecht (Hogeschool Utrecht), Netherlands

  • User experience research and design: technology adoption in mental healthcare, suicide prevention and maternal health
  • Artificial intelligence design: conversational agents in mental healthcare
  • Bulk SMS system development for child nutrition and maternal health
  • Lecturer- Big Data and Design: Research methods & inclusive design thinking.
  • Creative writing research coach for the Master Data Driven Design
Sept 2021 – Feb 2022
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Netherlands

Junior Research Officer for TIMSS 2023 Project

  • Quality control, verification, and coordination of translated study materials to and from participating countries
  • Assist in the coordination of verification tasks with the external translation agency
  • Data management of study related data using Excel
  • Translation system testing (Assessment Maser & IEA Study Expert) and preparation of system manual
  • Assist in copy editing communication materials for publications and internal use
April 2019 - Aug 2020
MINTECH Limited, Sierra Leone

Mining Engineer and Data Analyst

  • Developed, conducted, and analyzed varied research on mining operations and policies with findings used in operational improvements.
  • Analyzed, modelled, and interpreted data from curated research using Kobotoolbox and Microsoft Tools (Excel, Power BI)
  • Developed technical reports and conducted field research for various projects implementation 
  • Created functional and technical research applications in Python
March 2020 - July 2020
Rhophys Couture, Sierra Leone

Creative Director

  • Research market trends which were used to developed high-impact creative projects from concept to completion which resulted to 60% increase in user engagement in 3 months.
  • Prepared all design layouts into prepress files for web and digital printing which now serves as company blueprint.
  • Evaluated and contributed to creative team ideas and translated into actionable project plans resulting in 55% increase in revenue.
Feb 2018 - March 2020
Africa Young Voices (AYV), Sierra Leone

TV & Radio Presenter

  • Conducted media research on trends to produce programs (socio-political, entertainment) and events for user engagement promotion
  • Investigated important community issues and produced well-received reports such as the March 2018 Presidential and Parliamentary elections
  • Performed live and taped interviews and reports to obtain information and engage with audience.
Sep 2018 - Jan 2019
National Mineral Agency (NMA), Sierra Leone

Mining Engineering Intern

  • Conducted desk and field research on global mining operations
  • Delivered clerical and administrative support by efficiently handling a range of routine and special requirements using Microsoft Office Tools.
  • Analyzed various Lease agreements data using Excel and participated in diamond and gold evaluation using the Kimberley certification process.
  • Assisted in the supervision and inspection of mining processes


Aug 2020 – June 2021
University Of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Netherlands

Master of Arts: Data-Driven Design: CGPA 4.00

  • Graduated with Merit
  • Best Thesis Project: How can a conversational agent be used to detect suicide ideation amongst people with mental disorders (using Python and Machine Learning algorithms)
  • Second Best Prototype: PsyKey: A suicide detection and prevention chatbot
  • Conducted several user-centred data-driven research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, UX Research & Design, Human Psychology, Data Science, Blockchain Technology among others
  • Conducted UX research and usability testing for Noldus Group usability tools.
  • Conducted data collection, analysis, and visualization.
  • Developed machine learning algorithms, dashboards and UX designs (prototypes)
  • Student Member of Instituutsraad Instituut voor Media
Jul 2016 - Aug 2019
Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Sierra Leone

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering with Multimedia: GPA 3.90 *)

  • Sierra Leone Excellence Grant-Aid Scholarship
Jan 2013 - Sep 2018
Fourah Bay College University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone

BEng Mining and Mineral Engineering

  • Graduated with Honours with 3.00 GPA
  • Best Dissertation Topic (2019): The Prediction of Blast Vibrations using Peak Particle Velocity
  • Professional development completed in Mining Law
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