Senior Lecturer; Head of Department
I obtained my PhD in Nutrition from the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit UWI, Jamaica in 1997 following research on the impact of birth weight on cardiovascular reactivity in childhood and adolescence. In 2002, I obtained my Masters degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, at University College of London (UCL). My research project focused on predictors of mortality in persons with small cell carcinomas in the UK. My career goals include contributing to the prevention and reduction of non-communicable diseases regionally through the implementation of evidence-base and culturally appropriate interventions. I am also focusing on training the next generation of persons with appropriate skills for identifying and addressing important issues as they relate to non-communicable diseases regionally.
2002 - MSc Epidemiology: Principles and Practice, London School Hygiene and Tropical, UCL
1997 - PhD Nutrition (Human), Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, UWI, Mona
1992 - Postgraduate Diploma Nutrition (Human),Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, UWI, Mona
1988 - BSc (Hons.) Biology & Chemistry, UW I, Cave Hill
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES:
2014 - Elected Member, World Public Health Nutrition Association
2011 - Elected Member, American Society for Nutrition
2010 - Fellow, World Cancer Research Fund Academy
2008 - Elected Member, American College of Epidemiology
2002 - Elected Member, Charted Biologist (CBiol), Royal Society of Biology
My research focuses on a life-course approach to understanding issues related to chronic non-communicable diseases.
Telephone number(s): 662-2002 ext 85364
Postal Address: Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
Faculty of Food and Agriculture
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.