Professor Augustine Kwame Kyere was born in a small village near Berekum. After his Secondary School education at St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, he obtained his honours degree in Physics at the University of Ghana in 1972.
He pursued his Master’s degree in the same University, in Physics where he worked on the Construction and Performance of a shadow Shield Whole Body Counter and obtained the degree in 1974.
In 1976, he was awarded an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fellowship to the Leeds General Infirmary for a one year period and returned to Ghana in 1977. Professor Kyere was sponsored by the European Union [EU] to the University of Leeds to pursue a course at the Department of Medical Physics retuning to Ghana in 1982 with a PhD degree in Medical Physics.
Whilst still employed by GAEC, he joined the Nuclear Medicine unit at the University of Ghana Medical School. He proceeded to the University of Florence for a one year post –doctoral fellowship in 1987 and was made an Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in 1988. He again returned to Ghana and continued his duties at the Nuclear Medicine Unit at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
In 1993, when the commission was looking for a National Co-ordinator for the establishment of Model Radiotherapy Centers for Ghana the mantle fell on him once again. Through his able leadership, by way of providing technical and administrative support, Ghana can today boast of two first class Radiotherapy Centres at Korle-Bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals. For eleven years, he was the director of National Nuclear Research Institute (NNRI), GAEC.
He is a Medical Physicist by profession and fellow of the Ghana Institution of Physics. He is a member of the Ghana Science Association. On the International scene, he is an Associate Member of International Centre Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and member of the International Nuclear Track Society. He has authored several publications in Medical Physics and allied areas.
He retired from the Commission in 2007 but continues to teach at the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences (SNAS). He is the immediate past head of the department of Medical Physics. He enjoys reading, gardening and watching sports.