03 Jun 2020Jamaica
Marissa Stubbs is a researcher with the Jamaican team. Born and raised in the Bahamas, Marissa is a graduate of the M.Sc. Clinical Psychology programme at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica and works as a Researcher at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), UWI Mona, Jamaica. Working in the CAIHR Epidemiology Research Unit, she is a member of Mental Health Programme team. Her research interests include patterns of adult attachment, the importance of social connectedness for psychological well-being and how psycho-social factors affect an individual’s health. In her role as an Associate Clinical Psychologist at a private practice in Kingston, Jamaica she conducts psycho-educational and personality assessment, which align with her passionate commitment to the development of comprehensive interventions for persons with academic or behavioural challenges. Over the years, her active engagement in outreach and support activities have been channelled through her role as a Resident Hall advisor, giving talks to university students, parenting and youth groups, and appearing on local radio programmes.