The 4th Biennial Department of Behavioural Sciences Postgraduate Conference

Event Date(s): 07/04/2022 - 08/04/2022

The multidisciplinary Department of Behavioral Sciences (DOBS) consists of areas of study including Criminology and Criminal Justice, Mediation, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology. These are all pertinent areas of study in human behavior and human ecology. As UWI navigates the post-COVID-19 terrain, intellectual discourse regarding the experience, challenges, and opportunities are instrumental in teaching postgraduate students as well as fostering research skills and analytical thinking. This conference is essential as a forum to showcase postgraduate students' projects and research to wider academic and community stakeholders. The conference provides participants, in particular postgraduate students, the intellectual space to present their academic efforts to colleagues, community stakeholders, and academics. The conference will also provide an opportunity for postgraduate students to interact with established researchers thereby stimulating critical discourse and promoting confidence in postgraduate students. This opportunity supports as well as prepares postgraduate students with research and professional development.     



The main objectives for the DOBS 2022 conference are to provide:  

  • Critical discourse on a range of topics that are pertinent to the Caribbean and its diasporas during a global pandemic.  
  • Post-graduate students and researchers an opportunity to showcase and disseminate their research about topics related to the Caribbean and the global south.  
  • Offer an opportunity for collaboration between community stakeholders, academia, and students.    



This conference will primarily impact postgraduate students, undergraduate students, academics, and community stakeholders. 

  1. Undergraduate students will be exposed to current research and critical discourse, regarding topics relevant to their unique environment and circumstance.   
  2. Post-graduate students will be able to present their research to academic and public audiences. This may be a first-time opportunity for many students. It will assist in their research and professional development. 
  3. It is an opportunity for community stakeholders to collaborate with academia to understand current social problems in its environmental context and provide possible remedies.  
  4. It provides academics an opportunity to showcase their research and to collaborate with others in various disciplines.  

 Featured Speakers: 

  • Dr. David R. Williams , Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health and Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard, T.H. School of Public Health; Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology, Harvard University  
  • Hon. Madame Justice of Appeal Charmaine A. Joy Pemberton, Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago   
  • Dr. Stewart D Smith, Senior Health Systems Advisor, Ministry of Health, Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago 


Date: 7 April, 8.30am - 1pm

          8 April, 8.30am - 5pm

Register to attend this free conference here: https://bit.ly/DBSUWI 

For more information email: camille.huggins@sta.uwi.edu  


Open to: | General Public |