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Mrs. Cynthia Pearl Pitter

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Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human rights issues in midwifery practice, specifically in relation to women's health, Gender-Based Violence and respectful maternity care. She has just completed a book chapter on midwifery perspectives in Jamaica. Her work forms part a compilation of the work midwives are doing by various authors across the globe in a book entitled “ The Starting Life as a Midwife”.

 

She has conducted many workshops and public lectures on Gender-Based Violence, Respectful Maternity Care and Competence-Based Education for midwives.  Her educational background includes having a MScN in Nursing Education, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration from the University of the West Indies and is a graduate RN and RM from the University Hospital of the West Indies. She is pursuing her PhD in Gender & Developmental Studies with a focus on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her aim is to enhance the capacity of nurses and midwives to be more responsive to human rights issues in Jamaica.

 

She has been awarded several scholarships which include the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Fund from the Birmingham City University, (UK), the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Sexual and Reproductive Health in Geneva) and the WHO Human Resource Programme training on health sector response to violence against women and girls in Geneva.

Mrs. Pitter is a member of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International). She is the VP for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and is one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership programme in the English-speaking Caribbean, an ICM initiative.

She reviews abstract, chairs and presents (posters and oral) at several scientific research conferences internationally, regionally and locally. The most recent ones are the International Confederations of Midwives 31st Triennial Conference in Canada 2017, International Confederation of Midwives 5th Regional Research Conference in Suriname, the Virtual conference on the International Day of the Midwives, The UWI Research Day, 2015 to present and the UWI Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference in Jamaica.

She has successfully supervised 8 graduate students research. She is also a peer reviewer for several international journals. Her research work was highlighted in the local newspapers on several occasions.

She is a member of the Nurses’ Association of Jamaica and assist with the their Nurses Now project. She serves locally as the midwifery educator for the Jamaica Midwives’ Association and represents the Association on the executive level of the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She represented nursing on the West Indies Group of University Teachers’ executive committee 2015-2017. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and serves as a director at the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She is also the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean at the UWI, Mona. She is also a member of the Global Network of WHO CC (Midwifery).

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer and coordinator for the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She is a qualified Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife having successfully completed the Nursing Council of Jamaica examinations for registration and licensure in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona in 2009 she worked in both general nursing and midwifery service including occupying various senior management positions over 16 years. 

 

Mrs. Pitter is a researcher and has published on gender and human righ

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