The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Faculty of Medical Sciences


Staff: Academic
Dr. Alan Smith, Lecturer in Vascular Surgery

Professor Alok Kumar, Senior Lecturer in Child Health

Dr. Ambadasu Bharatha , Lecturer in Pharmacology

Dr. Arianne Harvey, Temporary Lecturer in Internal Medicine

Dr. Azim Majumder, Director of Medical Education

Dr. Clemon George, Lecturer in Public Health

Dr. Heather Harewood, Lecturer in Public Health & Epidemiology

Dr. Margaret O’Shea, Temporary Lecturer in Surgery

Dr. Cheryl Alexis, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Haematology

Dr. Colette George, Lecturer in Internal Medicine

Dr. Damian Cohall, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology and Deputy Dean, Pre-Clinical Sciences

Dr. Dawn Grosvenor, Lecturer in Ophthalmology

Dr. Desiree Skeete, Lecturer in Anatomical Pathology

Dr. Euclid Morris, Lecturer in Family Medicine

Dr. Garth McIntyre, Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr. Harold Watson, Lecturer in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Damian Best , Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr. Jacqueline William, Lecturer in Pathology

Dr. Karisha Hinkson-LaCorbiniere, Lecturer in Physiology

Dr. Joanne Paul-Charles, Lecturer in Family Medicine

Dr. Keerti Singh, Lecturer in Anatomy

Dr. Kenneth L. Connell, Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology

Dr. Madhuvanti Murphy, Lecturer in Public Health and Deputy Dean Research & Graduate Studies

Dr. Maisha Emmanuel, Lecturer in Psychiatry

Dr. Marquita Gittens-St. Hilaire, Lecturer in Microbiology

Dr. Michael Campbell, Lecturer in Clinical & Counselling Psychology

Dr. Natasha Sobers-Grannum, Lecturer in Public Health

Dr. Nkemcho Ojeh, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry / Molecular Biology / Genetics

Dr. Pamela Gaskin, Lecturer in Essential National Health Research

Dr. Paula Michele Lashley, Lecturer in Child Health and Deputy Dean, Clinical Sciences

Dr. Peter Adams, Dean and Senior Lecturer in Family Medicine

Dr. Reginald King , Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine

Dr. Subir Gupta, Lecturer in Physiology

Dr. Tamara Nancoo, Lecturer in Orthopaedics

Dr. Uma Gaur, Senior Lecturer in Anatomy


George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre (GA-CDRC)
 
Dr. Natalie Greaves
Titles: Qualitative Researcher
Department: FMS
Discipline: Chronic Disease Research Centre CDRC
Qualifications: MBBS (UWI) PhD (WMS
Contact: email: natalie.greaves@cavehill.uwi.edu
Teaching Areas: From January 2016 she has taken up new full time academic responsibilities as a Temporary Lecturer in Public Health.
Biography: Dr Natalie Greaves is a Qualitative  Researcher who also lectures in Primary Health Care with the  Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI Cave Hill.  She obtained her Medical Degree in 2002 from the then School of Clinical Medicine and Research, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, with honours in Surgery; receiving the Barbados Medical Practitioner’s Lionel Stuart award for Excellence in Surgery.  In 2013, she obtained her PhD in Primary Health Care Management from the University of Warwick. She joined UWI in 2014 as an Associate Lecturer in Social and Preventative Medicine and in January 2016 she assumed full time academic responsibilities as a Lecturer in Public Health (Temporary) and in September 2017 she joined the team at the GA-CDRC as Qualitative Researcher. 



She is chair of the National Advisory Committee on Chronic Pain Management with the Ministry of Health Barbados (2011-present) and is section lead for Palliative Care in the development process for the Barbados National Cancer Control Plan (2015-Present)
Research: Qualitative.
Publications: Consultancy/Policy Reports / Articles
 
  1. A.P Zbar, S Bernstein, N Greaves, M Inniss, R.K Shenoy. 2005. The utilization of intraluminal formalin for intractable rectal haemmorrhage in advanced rectal cancer: a case report. Techniques in Coloproctology 9(1), pp 49-51.
  2.  Greaves N.S., Dale. J, Ong.  P. 2008 The term “Hospice” and its potential impact on access to adult palliative day care: mis-messages, meta messages and marketing.  Poster presented at the 7th Palliative Congress, Glasgow Scotland 29th April-1st May.Palliative Medicine 2008; 22; pp 582.
  3. Greaves N.S. 2013 A case for the provision of Palliative Care in Barbados. Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners Bulletin. 181, June/July; pp10-12.
  4. Greaves N.S. 2014. Designing Palliative Care Services: Insights from the review of Service Models Process of the Barbados Palliative Care Needs Assessment Project. Caribbean Journal of Public Sector management, 2 (1), pp 13-36.
  5. Greaves N.S., Spence.D, 2016. Palliative Care in the Caribbean and Beyond (Editorial), Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners Bulletin. 186, July/Aug; pp1-2.
TECHNICAL REPORTS AND CONSULTANCIES
  1. Greaves, N.S. 2012. Barbados Palliative Care Needs Assessment Project: Caring till the end. Final Policy Recommendations.  July 2012. Ministry of Health Barbados (Report available by correspondence with Mrs. Roxanne Beckles-White. Planning and Research Unit, Ministry of Health Barbados). No. of pages- 81
  2. Greaves, N.S. 2014. Knowledge and attitudes towards hospice and Palliative Care in Barbados: Key Stakeholder consultation. August 2014. Commissioned by the Barbados Cancer Association USA. Report available by correspondence with Dr O’Neall Parris- Barbados Cancer Association USA.  No. of Pages-7
Greaves, N.S. 2016. Developing an advocacy agenda for cancer in the Caribbean: A community Conversation Brief. November 25th 2016 Commissioned by the Healthy Caribbean Coalition. Report available through correspondence with Mrs. Maisha Hutton. Executive Director. No of Pages- 9
Additional Information: In 2005 Dr Greaves was awarded a Barbados National Development Scholarship in Medicine (focal area Palliative Care) as well as a Research Scholarship in Palliative Day Care from the Shakespeare Hospice Stratford –Upon- Avon.  From 2005-2008 she was Chief Investigator of Accessing Palliative –Day Care  research project which was conducted in the Arden Cancer Network –United Kingdom.

From 2009-2012 Dr. Greaves was consultant for the three phases of  the Barbados Palliative Care Needs Assessment Project- Ministry of Health Barbados and was co-chair of the steering committee of the Barbados Association of Palliative Care (2011) and was also a founding director of the association (2011-2012). She was consultant to the stakeholder engagement process for Barbados Hospice Project which is an initiative of the Barbados Cancer Association -USA.

Dr Greaves is passionate about the two “Ps” in the cancer care continuum i.e. Prevention and Palliation, thus in summer of 2014 she completed the Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Course of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Maryland.

Awards and Honours

2016: Commitment to Excellence award granted by  the University of Southern Caribbean-Barbados in recognition of work in Palliative Care initiatives
2005-2008: Shakespeare Hospice Research Scholarship in Palliative Day Care
2007: Medical Faculty Winner, University of Warwick, PhD post graduate poster competition
2005-8:Barbados National Development Scholarship in the area of medicine (Palliative care)
2002: Lionel Stuart Prize for Excellence in Surgery, Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners

Relevant peer reviewed conference oral or poster presentations relating to priority public health issues- palliative care/cancer    
  1. Greaves N.S. 2007. Accessing adult palliative day care: What determines who gets in? Poster presented at the University of Warwick PhD postgraduate poster competition, Coventry England, May 8th****(Medical faculty winner)
  2. Greaves N.S. 2012. Developing palliative care- a review of service models: Lessons for Caribbean countries.  Oral presentation at the Palliative Care Society of Trinidad and Tobago Conference 2012-“Working Towards Quality End-of-Life care”, Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre, October 21st . 
  3. Greaves N.S., Ong.P, Dale. J.A.Lindenmeyer, 2012. What’s in a word? The term hospice and its impact on palliative care services: Possible lessons for the Caribbean. Poster presentation at the Palliative Care Society of Trinidad and Tobago Conference 2012-“Working Towards Quality End-of-Life care”, Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre, October 21st .
  4. Greaves N.S., Dale. J., Ong.P, A.Lindenmeyer, 2013. The role of TAT (Timing, Autonomy and Trust) in determining access to palliative care services – lessons from the day care model. Best of ASCO Caribbean – Barbados Hilton Dec 1st -2nd
  5. Greaves, N.S.2014. The role of palliative care in Cancer and Non-Communicable Disease Control. Oral presentation at the Palliative Care Society of Trinidad and Tobago Conference 2014. Hilton, Lady Yong Road Port of Spain. October 5th.
Recent invited oral presentations
  1. Greaves, N.S., 2016. Palliative Care in the Caribbean. International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, Caribbean Opioid Availability Workshop, Hilton Hotel Barbados. October 13th.
Greaves, N.S., 2017. The future of Palliative Care in Barbados.  4 EME congress International de soins Palliatif en Guadeloupe (4th International Congres in Palliative Care in Guadeloupe, Universite Regionale de Metiers et de lArtisant. March 30-31st

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