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The Board of Directors

The Executive Director of CARIMENSA is Professor Frederick W. Hickling of the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry.

Professor Frederick W. Hickling, BSC (Anat.), MBBS, DM, FRCPsych(UK), FRSM, DLFAPA

Frederick W. Hickling, CD, BSC (Anat.), MBBS, DM, FRCPsych (UK), FRSM, DLFAPA was educated in medicine at University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. He received specialist training in anatomy at St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London, and postgraduate training in psychiatry at UWI and the University of Edinburgh. He helped to establish a unique community psychiatric service and to pioneer cultural therapy in Jamaica in the 1970’s. In the 1980’s he established a private psychiatric research and clinical service in Kingston, and in the 1990’s he helped to shape policy for African Caribbean Mental Health at North Birmingham Mental Health Services, UK. He was Head, Section of Psychiatry, UWI Mona, from 2000 to 2006, and is Executive Director of the UWI Caribbean Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CARIMENSA). He was appointed Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, UWI in 2011. Elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2008, Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK in 2011, and Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at UWI in 2011, he received the Order of Distinction (Commander) by the Government of Jamaica in 2012.

Hilary Robertson-Hickling PhD

Unit at the Mona School of Business and Management at the University of the West Indies in Mona Jamaica. She teaches Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Development , Team Building and Management, and Pastoral Care and Counselling  She has studied at the  University of the West Indies , Johns Hopkins University USA and University of Birmingham, England and has taken her concerns about migration and mental health into her research at home in the Caribbean  and into the Caribbean Diaspora. She has published more than twenty articles in scholarly journals and several  articles in the popular press. Specializing in  diaspora and migration studies, she has written a book entitled “White Squall on the Land: Narratives of Resilient Caribbean People  first published by Carimensa Press and then as an ebook published by Hope Road Publishers, London, and “That Time in Foreign” published by Hansib London. She has worked as a management consultant  in the public and private sectors and a psychologist in Jamaica, The UK and New Zealand. She has collaborated with Frederick Hickling on research and the development of services in Jamaica and in the UK.

Professor Jaswant Guzder – International Collaborator

Professor, McGill Department of Psychiatry, is currently Director of Child Day Hospitals ( former Head of Child Psychiatry) and senior consultant ( founding co-director) of Cultural Consultation Service at the Jewish General Hospital.

She has been working with the UWI Carimensa team to develop the Dream a World Cultural Therapy project since 2005. Her other global health project work has been mainly in India, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Nepal. Her teaching and research areas have been involved with high risk children, cultural psychiatry, refugee health and personality development. Her academic career includes teaching and training continues in addition to clinical practice. As an artist she has just completed an art residency and solo exhibit in Rome at the Museo de Laboratoria Della Mente.

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Research Team

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