Dr. Christine Descartes


Department of Behavioural Sciences

Carmody Building, Third Floor, Room # 10

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 1(868) 662-2002 Ext.85290

Email: christine.descartes@sta.uwi.edu

Dr. Christine Descartes is a Lecturer in Psychology with the Department of Behavioural Sciences, The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus. She is the holder of a PhD in Psychology (specialisation in Developmental Psychology). She has published in both regional and international journals and her recent publications are in childhood aggression and academic anxiety in children. She is currently serving as a Member of Board of Management of Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Descartes is keen to further needed interdisciplinary research that will promote children’s rights and advance policies that will positively impact the psychosocial well-being of children and their families


  • • PhD Psychology, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

Research Interests

  • Child and Adolescent Problem Behaviours
  • Effects of Parenting Styles on Childhood Aggression
  • Child Maltreatment and Trauma

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