The artist trained at the University of Plymouth and completed a postgraduate diploma in Fine Art and went on to an MA in Fine Art.  Her art works are approached through the medium of photography, and she has had experience as a working photographer both in Cornwall and London.

Susan Boafo is a Senior Lecturer in the BA (Hons) Photography programme of University College Falmouth (UCF). Her primary interests are in the interface of surface realities and organic, microbial imagery.  She is part of the RANE group which carries out Research in Art, Nature and Environment.

The artist is listed as a member of NSA (2010).