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Joan Cuffie

Temporary Lecturer in Psychology
Psychology
University of West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda

Biography

Joan C. Cuffie is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus. She is a former Head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit and served as Chair, National Advisory Council on Gender, Ministry of Family, Youth, Sports and Environment, Barbados, (2008-2012). She was Acting Tutor/Coordinator, Women and Development Unit (WAND), The University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Barbados, (2002/2003 & 2013/2014). She was the former Coordinator for MSc. Counselling Psychology Programme (2014/15). She has been the Faculty Liaison Officer for the UWI- University of California Education Abroad Programme for the past eight (8) years. She is also a trainer who has facilitated a wide range of training workshops in the areas of education, educational psychology, developmental psychology, gender and education, gender and development issues, peer education. Her current research interests are in the area of the psychological impact of gender issues on educational achievement and participation, students’ learning styles, coeducation and gender, gender and psychology, sexuality and HIV/AIDS. She has published in a number of journals and edited texts.

Research Interest

Gender issues and students’ achievement and participation in the schooling process. Adolescents’ psychological safety Students’ Learning styles

Publications

  • Barrow-Giles C, Cuffie J. Gender, Education and Political Volitions of Barbadians: Perceptions Toward Regional Integration with Special Reference to the Barbado-OECS Initiative. The Journal of Caribbean History. 2002 Jul 1;36(2):243.

  • Barrow-Giles C, Cuffie J. Gender, Education and Political Volitions of Barbadians: Perceptions Toward Regional Integration with Special Reference to the Barbado-OECS Initiative. The Journal of Caribbean History. 2002 Jul 1;36(2):243.

  • Barriteau E, Cobley AG, editors. Enjoying power: Eugenia Charles and political leadership in the Commonwealth Caribbean. University of West Indies Press; 2006.

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