Scholar Profile: NICOLE FOSTER

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Faculty of Law LAW LECTURER & HEAD, LAW AND HEALTH RESEARCH UNIT Active 1-246-417-4224 Check out my Website!

Mrs Nicole Foster is a Chevening Scholar and former diplomat who acted as Counsellor in Barbados’ Permanent Mission to the UN and the WTO in Geneva from 1999 to 2005. Since her return to Barbados in November 2005, she has acted as a resource person/consultant for international organisations, private sector agencies and the Barbados government on a variety of international law matters. Mrs Foster is currently a member of the High Level Panel of International Legal Experts on the UNESCO Anti-Doping Convention 2005 as well as of the Indicative List of Arbitrators to hear disputes under the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and under the CARIFORUM/UK Economic Partnership Agreement. She also sits on the Barbados government’s Electronic Single Window Legislation Revision Working Group. Mrs Foster was a member of PAHO’s Advisory Technical Group on Alcohol Policy from April 2020 to April 2023 and a member of the Board of Management of the Barbados National Standards Institution from March 2019 - 2023. In 2018, Mrs Foster was attached for two months to the PAHO Sub-regional Coordination Programme as its NCDs Advisor.

Mrs Foster was Deputy Dean, Academic and Student Affairs in the Faculty from January 2020 - July 2022 and Interim Dean of the Faculty from August - September 2020. She is the founding Head of the Faculty’s Law and Health Research Unit in which capacity she has launched a number of training, public education and advocacy initiatives and also sits on the Steering Committee of The Caribbean Public Health Law Forum. Mrs Foster was also appointed General Editor of The Caribbean Law Review, the Faculty’s flagship publication, from August 2022.

In addition to her University responsibilities, Mrs Foster is Policy Advisor with the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, a regional civil society organization advocating on prevention and control of chronic non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean. In this capacity she has authored a number of policy papers/reports on international trade and NCDs and on broader foreign policy issues relevant to NCD advocacy. Mrs Foster is also an active member of the Barbados Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition and has featured prominently in many of its advocacy campaigns and media interviews.


Research Interests

  1. Global health law
  2. International human rights law
  3. International trade law
  4. Regional integration
  5. International dispute settlement

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Public Service

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    Policy Advisor, Healthy Caribbean Coalition more..

    2015 to present

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University Service

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    Dean (Acting), Faculty of Law more..

    August 2020

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    Head, Law and Health Research Unit more..


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    Deputy Dean, Academic and Student Affairs more..

    January 2020

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