BSc, MSc, PhD
Dr. Webb is a Licensed Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian. She earned the Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science, and Doctorate in Nutritional Sciences from Howard University in Washington, DC. In August of 2010, she joined the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension at The University of the West Indies where she now serves as a Lecturer.
Prior to assuming her current position at the University of the West Indies, Dr. Webb had several secular appointments at Howard University, including Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences; Assistant Coordinator/Writer/Editor, University-Wide Self-Study Office; Manager for Research Education and Technical Assistance, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; and Program Manager, Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, Graduate School.
Passionate about teaching, Dr. Webb believes that theory and practice are integrated activities. As such, she tries to demonstrate the practical application of Human Nutrition and Dietetics and expose students to real problems facing nutritionists and dietitians. She also encourages students to take and defend policy positions according to their understanding of medical nutrition therapy and assigned readings. This approach, she believes, promotes independent thinking, which is the basic tenet of teaching.
Dr. Webb has published her research in various peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of American College Health, Journal of National Medical Association, Food Control, and the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. She also serves as a reviewer for a number of journals.
Dr. Webb also serves as the Faculty Advisor to the Student Association for Nutrition and Dietetics. Under the motto, “It’s not a diet. It’s not a phase. It’s a permanent lifestyle change,” the Student Association for Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) was formed out of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The Guild of Students approved the formation of the Association on September 17, 2014. The mission of SAND is to be the primary student organization that stimulates interest in the profession of nutrition and dietetics while raising nutrition based awareness in UWI through student involvement at the University level and in the wider through relevant community projects.
Post-Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning
Howard University, Washington, DC; Ph.D., May 2001
Major - Nutritional Sciences
Area of concentration - Community Nutrition
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES:
Dr. Webb has expertise in the areas of nutrition for prevention and management of non-communicable diseases, as well as sports nutrition.
Risk factors for overweight/obesity and cardiovascular disease and sports nutrition for health and performance
Selected Journal Articles:
Telephone number(s): 1-868-662-2002 ext. 82444
Office hours: Mondays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. & Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Postal Address: Dudley Huggins Building, Room 25, Faculty of Food and Agriculture