03 Jun 2020Jamaica
Janelle Robinson is a researcher with the Jamaica team. Janelle’s work and interests revolve around understanding psychological trauma and the integration of culturally and conceptually valid assessment tools. Partially funded by the Pinkerton Graduate Fellowship, she completed Masters level training at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY –an MA in Forensic Psychology and another MA in Forensic Mental Health Counselling. In her work in New York, she contributed to the enhancement of youth justice agencies and worked closely with young persons and their families in the capacity of court advocate and youth mental health provider. She is committed to creating and implementing culturally valid trauma-focused assessments and interventions for Caribbean people and to mental health public education and awareness in Caribbean and other under-served populations. She is a researcher at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), UWI Mona, Jamaica, and within the Epidemiology Research Unit, she is a member of Mental Health Programme team.