Dr. Christine Fray-Aiken has been employed at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) since 1995 and is presently an Associate Professor in the Dietetics and Nutrition Department of the College of Health Sciences. She has been a Registered Nutritionist with the Ministry of Health since 1999 and a Licensed Master Sports Nutritionist (National Association of Sports Nutrition, San Diego) since 2008. She has a BSc. Degree in Biochemistry and Zoology (Parasitology & Physiology); a MSc. in Nutrition and a PhD. in Nutrition from the University of the West Indies (Mona). Dr. Fray-Aiken also serves as the Distance Learning Liaison Officer for the College of Health Sciences at the University of Technology, Jamaica since 2010 and is a Technical Consultant with the Jamaica Bureau of Standards since 2007. She is a Founding Member of the Jamaica Association for Professionals in Dietetics and Nutrition (JAPINAD) where she presently serves on the Executive Board as Secretary. She is also a member of the National Association of Sports Nutritionists (NASN) – San Diego; the Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine (JASM) and the Jamaica China Friendship Association. Dr. Fray-Aiken’s areas of research are in obesity, chronic non-communicable diseases, sports nutrition and their economic impact.
Mrs. Karyl Powell-Booth
Karyl Powell-Booth, is a Jamaican Associate Clinical Psychologist, with an M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology and has more than 15 years’ experience working with adolescent and young people with mental disorders and mental health challenges in Jamaica. Karyl is a faculty member at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) in the College of Health Sciences, where she has held the posts of Programme Leader, Programme Director and lecturer in the Child & Adolescent Development course of study. She is also a PhD candidate in the Institute of Mental Health and Wellbeing’s Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab, at the University of Glasgow, in Scotland, UK. The focus of her research is on the risk and protective factors of suicide and self-harm among Jamaicans. Karyl is a member of the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations, the British Psychological Society, the International Association of Suicide Research and the International Association of Suicide Prevention.
Ms. Roxanne Harvey
Roxanne Harvey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development with a minor in Disabilities Studies from the University of Technology, Jamaica. She is also certified in Computer Studies and Supervisory Management. Roxanne has worked in research aimed at reducing bullying among high school students in Jamaica, with focus on administration of surveys and data analysis. In her pervious post as Research Assistant to a sudy involving Jamaican children in state care, her emphasis was on systematic reviews, further field work and data cleaning and screening.
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Mr. Rasheed Perry
Rasheed Perry, a proud graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica and The Calabar High School currently serves as an Assistant Lecturer within the School of Allied Health and Wellness in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Technology Jamaica. He recently completed his Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition (Hons) and is currently pursuing the Masters of Science in Public Health Nutrition in the School of Allied Health and Wellness at the University of Technology, Jamaica. His mantra is rooted in his high school motto “The Utmost for the Highest” of which he applies to all aspects of his life. He is currently involved in medicinal cannabis research and characterization of the plants based on their chemical profile. His passion for research has led him to the path of incorporating cannabis within the public health sphere as a potential treatment option in disease prevention. In his spare time, he loves to play video games, reading fictional novels, meeting new people and relaxing on the beach.
Ms. Patricia Lewis
Patricia Lewis is a student in the Bachelor of Science programme in Child & Adolescent Development at The University of Technology Jamaica. She is also a Certified Practical Nurse with experience spanning over 10 years.
Mr. Greg-Louis Austin
Greg-Louis Austin is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director –Health Science Degree in the School of Allied Health and Wellness, College of Health Sciences, University of Technology, Jamaica. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership & Management, holds a Master’s Degree in Health Informatics and Health Care Management from Trident University International and a BSc. in Management from Northern Caribbean University.
Greg-Louis currently serves as Academic Quality Auditor and sits on committees including academic advisement, Academic Student Affairs, Curriculum and Special Needs. He has a passion for academic advisement, quality assurance, online learning and health informatics and has presented papers in these areas at the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE), Association for Caribbean Higher Education Administrators (ACHEA), National Conference on Educational Leadership and Management, EduVision, Health Professional Conference among others.
Mr. Austin currently serves on the Board of Directors – National Council for Drug Abuse, Director of Media & Branding – Institute for Educational and Administrative Leadership, Jamaica (IEAL-J), and Advisory Board – Natural Sciences – Knox Community College.
Ms. Shamoy Royal
Shamoy T. Royal is a Trained Teacher’s Assistant and Early Childhood Practitioner who now studies at the University of Technology, Jamaica. Pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development with a Minor in Supervisory Management.
Her role in the None in Three Research Centre Jamaica is a Media Specialist.