Corinne Barnes earned her PhD in Communication Studies from Atlantic International University (AIU) in Hawaii in 2011. In 1990 she was awarded a Commonwealth Caribbean Scholarship to study at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. There she read for the Master's degree in Journalism. She has taught at the Caribbean School of Media and Communication since 1993, first as an adjunct lecturer and since 2002 as a full-time lecturer. Since her appointment to the academic staff at CARIMAC, she has conducted several content analyses studies in areas of Media Violence and HIV and AIDS. She has also done research in areas of Journalism Education as well as Citizen Journalism. She has conducted training for journalists in the Caribbean on the coverage of HIV and AIDS and other health issues. She has presented papers at several international conferences and has served as consultant on many projects conducted in the religious community.