Ms. Sheila Aikins-Wilson,
Research Scientist

Office: ARI Room 41


Degrees: BSc. (Hons) in Agriculture, MPhil in Animal Science (UG)


Research Interest
  • Genetics architecture on tail length and feeding behaviour in pigs.
  • Genotype by environment interactions on factors influencing phenotypic characteristics of pigs.
  • Polymorphisms in the myostatin and GHRL genes in the Shorthorn cattle in Ghana.
  • Association of the myostatin and GHRL genes with growth and carcass traits.
  • Molecular identification of meat.


    Ms. Sheila Aikins-Wilson is a Research Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Animal Research Institute (CSIR-ARI). Sheila holds a B. Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture and an M. Phil in Animal Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. She also possesses a Certificate in knowledge and Skill Development of Food, Screening of GMO in Foods, Proximate Analysis, Residue Analysis, Elemental Analysis and Microbial Analysis from the International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India. Sheila is currently a Doctoral candidate at the Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. She has vast experience in conducting research on livestock, poultry and grasscutter. Sheila is also an expert in value chain analysis and market linkage. Her present research interest include animal genetics, genome-wide association study, genomic selection, food security and meat science. Sheila is also endowed with strong analytical and conceptual skills as well as written and verbal communication. She is a member of Ghana Society of Animal Production and Ghana Science Associations. She also have several publications in peer-reviewed journals.


    Refereed Journal Papers
    1. Nkegbe, E., Assuming-Bediako, N., Aikins-Wilson, S., Ahiagbe, M., Arthur, C. and Ogbete, S. (2018). Salmonelosis indicators along the sheep and goat meat processing and marketing value chain in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science; 9(1): 88-91.

    2. Asuming-Bediako, N., Aikins-Wilson, S., Affedzie-Obresi, S. and Adu, E. K. (2018). Challenges in the butchery industry: potential opportunities for business in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science; 52:121-129.

    3. Sarkwa, E. O., Timpong-Jones, E. C., Assuming-Bediako, N., Aikins-Wilson, S. and Adogla-Bessa, T. (2016). The contribution of livestock production to climate change: A review. Livestock Research for Rural Development; 28(37):1-14.

    4. Nkegbe, E., Aikins-Wilson, S., Assuming-Bediako, N. and Munkiala, L. (2013). Consumers perception on meat handling in Ghana. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences; 1(4):158-162.

    5. Nkegbe, E., Assuming-Bediako, N., Aikins-Wilson, S. and Hagan, A. (2013). Meat consumption trends in some selected households in Accra Ghana. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences; 1(4):151-157.

    6. Aikins-Wilson S, Barnes, A. R., Obese, F. Y. and Agyei-Henaku, K. A. (2012). The effect of age on haematological studies in ostrich (Struthio camelus). Journal of Livestock Sciences; 3: 67-71.

    7. Aikins-Wilson, S., Barnes, A. R., Obese, F. Y. and Agyei-Henaku, K. A. (2012). Effect of Age on Blood Biochemical Profiles of the African Black Ostrich in Ghana. Bullentin Animal Health and Production; 60:213-218.


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