Mrs. Ceceile Noelle Minott is Head of the Caribbean Child Development Centre and Director of the Consortium for Social Development and Research at the UWI Open Campus. Her areas of specilization includes Child and Youth Development, Counselling, Programme and Project Management and Curriculum Development. Her record of scholarly publications in these subject areas are extensive and include a number of peer reviewed artcles and book chapters. She maintains membership in national, regional and international professional associations.
Recognizing the science associated with post trauma stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, The UWI sought the assistance of experts in the disciplines of psychology and psychiatry to support the work of the UWI COVID-19 Task Force. Mrs. Ceceile Minott, a trained Counsellor, was identified as one of the experts in these disciplines and appointed in March 2020 to function in a new Pyscho-Social unit established within the Task Force. This Unit will interact with campus management teams to help extend counselling services to students and staff, predominantly via distance counselling.