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. Natalie Greaves
Titles: Lecturer, Public Health
Department: FMS
Discipline: Contributing Clinical Faculty from Phase II
Qualifications: MBBS (UWI) PhD (WMS)
Contact: email: natalie.greaves@cavehill.uwi.edu
Teaching Areas: Natalie lectures in Public Health teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She coordinates the Social and Preventative Medicine Rotation for 4th Year Medical Students and Primary Health Care in the Masters of Public Health (MPH) programme. Natalie also Co- Coordinates Health Systems Management course in the MBBS programme and the Qualitative Research Methods courses for MPH students with colleagues Dr Heather Harewood and Dr Madhuvanti Murphy from the faculty's Public Health Group.
Biography: Dr Natalie Greaves lectures in Public Health at the University of the West Indies' Cave Hill Campus (Barbados). She obtained her Medical Degree in 2002 from the then School of Clinical Medicine and Research, University of the West Indies, 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 lecturing in Public Health. From September 2017- July 2018 she had the privilege of working as Qualitative Researcher at The George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre, A unit of the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), UWI.

Dr Greaves teaches theoretical principles in Public Health and research methods at both the undergraduate and post graduate levels (see additional information).
 
She was chair of the National Advisory Committee on Chronic Pain Management with the Ministry of Health Barbados (2011-2018) and was section lead for Palliative Care in the development process for the Barbados National Cancer Control Plan (2015-2018). She is currently a member of the steering group for the formation of the Caribbean Palliative Care Association.
Research: Her research interests are Cancer Prevention and Control, Palliative Care; Health Care Organization and Delivery, Access pathways to Care and her dominant research methodology is Qualitative. 
Publications: Cancer and Palliative Care
2005: 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.

2013: 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.

2014: 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.

2015: Greaves N.S., Spence. D, 2015. Palliative Care in the Caribbean and Beyond (Guest Editorial), Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners Bulletin. 186, July/Aug; pp1-2. (Thematic publication contribution)

2015: Greaves N.S., 2015. Palliative Care in the Caribbean: In Country Reports- Barbados, Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners Bulletin. 186, July/Aug; pp 21. (Thematic Publication contribution)

2017: Greaves N., Phillips E.A Advancing Palliative Care and End-of- Life Research through the use of a qualitative methodology, Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners Bulletin. 192, Aug/Sep; pp13-15

2018: Spence D, Austin M, Argentieri MA, Greaves N, Cox K, Chin S, Munroe M, Watson G, Harewood H, Shields AE. Palliative care in the Caribbean through the lens of women with breast cancer: challenges and opportunities.  Current Breast Cancer Reports (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12609-018-0280-0

Non Cancer Chronic Disease and Injuries

2018: Phillips A and Greaves N.S, 2018. Positioning injuries as a Public Health Priority in the Caribbean, Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners Bulletin. 193, Feb/Mar; pp 6-8

2018: Bilikisu R. Elewonibi, Shalini Pooransingh, Natalie Greaves, Linda Skaal, Tolu Oni, Maddie Murphy, Alafia Samuels, and Rhonda BeLueM. Chapter 5 in S. Winchester et al. (eds.), Global Health Collaboration, SpringerBriefs in Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77685-9_5  (Book Chapter)
Manuscripts in press

2018: Greaves N.S, Tull J, Samuels T.A Social communication to disseminate the Port-of-Spain NCD Declaration evaluation across multiple audiences in the Caribbean. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health. Date of Submission-May 23rd 2018 (Accepted August 22nd 2018)

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
  3. 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

Referee Activity Journal of Palliative Medicine- 2008- 2010
BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 2018 (adhoc)

2018 Oral and Poster Conference activities

2018: S. Pooransingh, N. Greaves, A. Samuels, M. Murphy., 2018. Conducting Multi-national, Cross-cultural qualitative studies: Methodological insights from the Caribbean arm of the Pan Institution Network on Global Health Study on Comorbidities.  Oral presentation at the 16th Qualitative Methods Conference, Banff, Alberta Canada. May 1st 2018 (Presenter- S. Poorransignh)

2018: J Vigilance, N Greaves, H Harewood. 2018.  A qualitative exploration of the experiences and perceptions of women living with a diagnosis of breast cancer in Barbados: The need for empowerment. 63rd Annual CARPHA Health Research Conference. St Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino St Kitts and Nevis. June 14th ‒16th 2018 (Presenter –J. Vigilance). West Indian Medical Journal Vol 67, Supplement (2), 2018 p.25 http://conference.carpha.org/Portals/0/Documents/CARPHA%202018%20WIMJ%20Supplement.pdf

2018: HIV and Type 2 diabetes: A qualitative exploration of the burden of care experienced and perceived by persons living with multiple co-morbidities in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago NS Greaves, S Pooransingh, TA Samuels, MM Murphy. 63rd Annual CARPHA Health Research Conference. St Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino St Kitts and Nevis. June 14th ‒16th 2018 (Presenter –N. Greaves). West Indian Medical Journal Vol 67, Supplement (2), 2018 p. 38 http://conference.carpha.org/Portals/0/Documents/CARPHA%202018%20WIMJ%20Supplement.pdf
Poster

2018: Vigilance. J, Harewood. H, Greaves N.S., 2018. A qualitative exploration of the experiences and perceptions of women living with a diagnosis of breast cancer in Barbados: Financial loss.  Poster presentation at 6th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Conference, New York, Hilton, Midtown. March 15th 2018 (Presenter-J. Vigilance) http://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/jgo.18.99700

2018: A qualitative study exploring the determinants of adherence to hypertensive treatments amongst males accessing public primary care in Barbados: The limited role of “Fear” S Gittens, N Greaves 63rdAnnual CARPHA Health Research Conference. St Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino St Kitts and Nevis. June 14th ‒16th 2018 (Presenter –S. Gittens). West Indian Medical Journal Vol 67, Supplement (2), 2018 p.25 http://conference.carpha.org/Portals/0/Documents/CARPHA%202018%20WIMJ%20Supplement.pdf

Invited 2018 oral presentations
 
  1. 2018: Greaves, N.S., 2018.  Palliative Care in the English Speaking Caribbean.  5 EME congress International de soins Palliatif en Guadeloupe (5th International Congres in Palliative Care in Guadeloupe, Universite Regionale de Metiers et de lArtisant. April 19th -20th.
  2. 2018: Greaves, N, S. Comments on Cancer Control in Barbados, Cancer Control Initiative Ministry of Health Barbados. “Building Multi-Sectoral Partnerships for Translational Cancer Prevention and Control Research in the Caribbean.” National Cancer Institute, and the African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium satellite meeting alongside the 63rd Annual CARPHA Health Research Conference St. Kitts and Nevis (June 13th 2018).

George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre (GA-CDRC)
 
Professor Alafia Samuels, Director George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre

Professor Ian Hambleton, Professor of Biostatistics

Dr. Natasha Sobers, Lecturer in Epidemiology

Dr. Kim Quimby, Lecturer in Immunology

Dr. Christina Howitt, Lecturer in Data Science


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