Dr. Mahu is a faculty member at the Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences of the University of Ghana where she teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in marine biogeochemistry.
She has postdoctoral research experience in marine pollution specifically: heavy metals and their fate in the marine environment; water quality assessment, ecotoxicology and human health risk assessment of heavy metals and other contaminants in the marine environment, geochemical processes in nearshore marine systems and plastic pollution of aquatic systems.
She is an affiliate member of the African Academy of Sciences, a research fellow of the Royal Society of London, a board member of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean and a member of the steering committee for coast-predict. She is also a member of the UN pool of experts for the Global Reporting Processes for the second integrated assessment of the global oceans, including the socioeconomic aspects.
She is a recipient of a number of prestigious awards and research fellowships including; (i) Royal Society’s FLAIR fellowship (ii) OWSD Early career fellowship award (iii) two (2) International Foundation for Science (IFS) research grants, (iv) an H. Thomas Harvey Research Fellowship award and (v) a California State University Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (CSU-COAST) award.
She is a member of a number of relevant international networks, including the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), the NF-POGO Alumni Network for the Oceans (NANO), the Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network (IMECaN), Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU).