CARIB | Jan 13, 2022

Six new professorial promotions at The UWI

/ Our Today


The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has named six new professors, including a legal scholar, political scientist, educational psychologist, natural products researcher, microbiologist and tourism specialist.

The six were promoted to the regional university’s highest academic rank with effect from October 2021, following rigorous evaluation of the quality and quantity of their research, publications and other professional activities by internal and external assessors. The academics all received outstanding reviews in their respective areas of specialty; in addition to their academic distinctions, they emulate The UWI’s mission: “to advance learning, create knowledge and foster innovation for the positive transformation of the Caribbean and the wider world”.

They are:

− Professor Shazeeda Ali, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Mona Campus;

− Professor Cynthia Barrow-Giles, Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Cave Hill

− Professor Loraine Cook, Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the Mona Campus;

− Professor Ruby L. Lindo, Head of the Biochemistry Section the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Mona

− Professor Adesh Ramsubhag, Professor in the Faculty of Life Sciences at the St Augustine Campus;

− Professor Andrew Spencer, Deputy Executive Director at the Mona School of Business and


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