Dickson is a post-doctoral fellow at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). He is a project manager on the urban risks project under the Urbanization and Wellbeing Program. This study seeks to assess vulnerability, capacity and loss to health due to poor solid waste management in three major cities in Africa: Nairobi, Mombasa and Dakar. He holds a PhD in international health promotion from the University of Bergen in Norway. Dickson also obtained a double master of science degree in international health from University of Copenhagen, Denmark; University College London, UK; and University of Bergen in Norway, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana. He also has a certificate in implementation research.Prior to joining APHRC, Dickson worked as a research fellow at the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC), Ghana. He has also worked as senior research officer and research assistant respectively, on several epidemiological and public health studies, including malaria epidemiology, morbidity, efficacy studies, child survival studies, birth cohort studies, and vaccine and drug trials at the NHRC. He has published several peer-reviewed papers in the areas of maternal and child nutrition, childcare, malnutrition and childhood diseases.