For the past decade, Francis has been working in academia and policy consultancy. His areas of expertise are environmental and energy policy, clean energy technologies, and sustainability. Francis has worked in eight (8) different universities on three continents (Lecturer at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom (UK), Postdoctoral Fellow at York University in Canada, Postdoctoral Fellow at Keene State College, Adjunct Professor at Antioch University, Adjunct Professor at Plymouth State University, Sustainability Coordinator at Franklin Pierce University (all in the United States), Adjunct Researcher at the Robert Gordon University in the UK, and Research/Teaching Assistant at the University of Ghana.
He has provided consultancy services for various governments, communities, and international organizations including, the Government of Sierra Leone, the World Bank, the Government of South Sudan, Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2TECH), CAMFED-Ghana, among others.
Francis has authored and co-authored several scientific papers which have appeared in prominent journals including Journal of Cleaner Production, Resources Policy, Energy Research, and Social Science, Environmental Science & Policy, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, The Extractive Industries and Society, Business and Human Rights Journal, Natural Resources Forum, Journal of Sustainable Mining, Journal of Global Responsibility, SAGE Open, Journal on Migration and Human Security, and International Journal of Energy Sector Mgt. He has published two book chapters and one co-edited book in Routledge. Francis is also a Reviewer for leading int. journals including, Resources Policy, Natural Resources Forum, Business and Society Review, among others.
He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University, New Hampshire, in the US, preceded by a double Master’s Degree: MSc. in Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies from Antioch University and MSc. in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Energy from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK. He also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography & Resource Development with Philosophy from the University of Ghana, Legon.