Dr. Christine Powell

Former Senior Lecturer

Christine Powell, PhD was a Senior Lecturer in the Epidemiology Research Unit at CAIHR. Following undergraduate studies in Chemistry and Botany at the UWI, Mona she completed the MSc and PhD degrees in Nutrition at CAIHR, UWI. This was followed by a one year post-doctoral fellowship in International Nutrition at Cornell University, USA.

Over the last forty years her research activities focused on the effects of nutrition, health and the environment on the growth and intellectual development of young children; early childhood development interventions and nutrition of school aged children. She also coordinated the graduate programmes at CAIHR until 2012. Dr Powell continues to contribute to CAIHR’s Child Development research programmes especially in implementation research in child development interventions in developing countries.