Institute for Gender and Development Studies



Announcing Transition of Leadership at IGDS
Dr Sue Ann Barratt, Head of Department 
In 2006 I returned to Trinidad from my five year stint at CARIMAC UWI Mona, driven to understand gender relations and the underlying causes of communication conflict as a precursor to GBV. I had no training in feminist thought, I had only a naive understanding of gender as a fundamental element of human life. From the first day I entered the IGDS I was welcomed, accommodated, mentored, and guided by incredible women who taught me to persist with grace.
I couldn’t have made a better choice of place to study and work. Fast forward through studentship, to full time academic faculty, I am now honoured to take on the role of leader, Head of the IGDS, in August 2021. Fifteen years of learning in situ, I am ready to serve the team that will carry on a profound commitment to gender justice, equity and equality. 
“Things become real to you when you see how it impacts real people in a real way,” says Dr Sue Ann Barratt, new Head of the IGDS.
Read more UWI Today article Oct 2021
Professor Paula Morgan new University Director of the IGDS
The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Monday, August 30, 2021The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Paula Morgan as the new University Director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS). Professor Morgan’s appointment took effect on August 1, 2021, succeeding Professor Opal Palmer Adisa, who held the post since 2017. Read more.




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