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Alana Griffith

Lecturer
Sociology
University of West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda

Biography

Dr. Griffith is a Lecturer in Sociology specialising in Social Policy. She began lecturing part-time with UWI Cave Hill in 2004 while working in the Prime Minister’s Office Barbados as a Research Officer. She joined the Faculty as a full time member later in 2005. She left UWI to pursue a PhD at the University of Kent (UK) in 2008. Upon completion of her PhD in 2011, she took up a post at Kent as an Assistant Lecturer. She rejoined the UWI faculty in 2012.  She has also undertaken consultancies at the Urban Development Commission and the Ministry of Social Transformation (Barbados). She has also held a Research Assistant post at the University of Kent. She is a Member of the Social Policy Association.

Research Interest

Comparative social policy in developing countries Social policy theory Policy analysis & evaluation

Publications

  • Griffith PS, Powlett CL, Griffith AD, Markogiannakis H, Priego P, Jonnalagadda R, Walrond ER. An exploratory analysis of the epidemiology and surgical management of perforated diverticular disease over a two-year period at a Referral Centre in the Caribbean. West Indian Medical Journal. 2009 Dec;58(6):561-5.

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