Five new professors named at The UWI
Professor Donovan Campbell.

THE University of the West Indies' (The UWI) Office of Administration has announced five new professors. The experts are among the world's best in the fields of electrochemistry, climate change, renewable energy, mental health (psychiatry), and agriculture research.

Their excellence in teaching and research and their notable contributions to UWI activism — tackling the big problems facing the Caribbean — have warranted their promotion to the institution's highest academic rank.

The new professors are:

• Dr Avril Williams, promoted to professor of supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology, Cave Hill campus

• Dr Donovan Campbell, promoted to professor of environmental geography, Mona campus

• Dr Sanjay Bahadoorsingh, promoted to professor of power systems and sustainable energy, St Augustine campus

• Dr Sandra Reid, promoted to professor of public health psychiatry, St Augustine campus

• Dr Mark Wuddivira, promoted to professor of agri-environmental soil physics, St Augustine campus.

The appointments, effective February 1, 2023, were made on the recommendations of internal and independent external assessors. Their assessments included a detailed review of the quantity and quality of candidates' research, publications and other professional activities.

Professor Sandra Reid.
Professor Mark Wuddivira.
Professor Avril Williams.
Professor Sanjay Bahadoorsingh.

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