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Dr. Mia Jules

 

Dr. Mia Jules
Title: Lecturer in Experimental and Physiological Psychology
Department: School of Education
Discipline: Psychology
Additional Titles: Coordinator, B. A. Psychology Programme
Qualifications:
 Ph.D., Education  - (Educational Psychology)
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, 2015
 
M.Sc., Clinical Psychology,
The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, 2010
 
B.Sc., Psychology(Special)
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, 2008
 
Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, 2016
Level A Occupational Ability Testing Certification
The British Psychological Society United Kingdom; (First registered June, 2013)
 
Level B Occupational Personality Testing Certification
The British Psychological Society United Kingdom; (First registered June, 2013)
 
Post Masters Research Specialization
The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission/ Organization of American States (CICAD/OAS), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) & The University of Toronto (August, 2012)
 
Registered Clinical Psychologist
Registered with the Paramedical Professions Council, Ministry of Health, Barbados.
Registered under the following: Act Cap. 372C; (First registered in 2011)
 
Contact: Telephone no: (246) 417-4706
Fax no: (246) 417-9615
Email: mia.jules@cavehill.uwi.edu
Teaching Areas:
Responsible for teaching the following courses in the BA Psychology Programme (School of Education):
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • Statistics and Research Design II
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
Biography:

Dr Mia Amour Jules is a past Organization of American States (OAS) / Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) Research Fellow of the International Research Capacity Building Program for Health-Related Professionals, a UWI full postgraduate scholar, a University of Nottingham doctoral visiting scholar and a Commonwealth split-site scholar. Dr Jules’ research spans both education and psychology and as a methodologist uses her training in qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods designs to advance scholarship in both disciplines.
 

Research: Dr Jules publishes and conducts research in a number of areas most specifically the psychosocial factors that influence identity development and health-damaging behaviour among adolescent and emerging-adult populations in online/offline contexts. In addition, she applies psychological science to improve learning processes and promote educational success for all, through educational programme evaluation and investigating the psychoeducational factors which contribute to and hinder the successful transition of child, adolescent and adult learners through Caribbean educational systems.
Publications:
  1. Jules, M. A., Maynard, D-M.B. & Coulson, N. (2017). Emerging Adults’ Susceptibility to Sexting Influences on Facebook: Dangerous or Developmental? International Psychology Bulletin, 21(3), 35-43. Retrieved from:https://div52.org/images/PDF/ipb-summer-2017-21-3.pdf 
  2. Jules, M., & Maynard, D-M. (2016). Contextualizing the Psychology of Spiritual Development Among Caribbean Emerging Adults: Correlates with Healthy Family Relationships, Peer Associations and Drug Use Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies. Special Issue on Negotiating Religions and Cultural Identities in Caribbean Societies, 41(1), 111-149. Retrieved from: http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/salises/publications/jecs/abstracts.aspx
  3. Jules, M., Maynard, D-M. (2015). Swimming against the Tide: Theorising Pre-service Training for the Emerging Reflective Teacher. Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies 40 (3),86 – 117. Retrieved from: http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/salises/publications/jecs/abstracts.aspx
  4. Jules, M. A., Maynard, D-M. & Coulson, N. (2015). The Susceptibility to Online Peer Influence - Sexual Risk Scale: Preliminary Evidence of Validity. Caribbean Journal of Psychology 7 (1), 64 – 82. Retrieved from: http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=077211be-950c-4896-8d69c3887998761%40sessionmgr4009&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#db=b7h&AN=114349439
  5. Maynard, D-M, &Jules, M. A. (2015). From reactive to proactive discipline in schools: implications for transforming the future workforce. The Journal of Public Sector Policy 8, 52 - 65. Retrieved from: http://www.economicaffairs.gov.bb/archive-detail.php?id=424
  6. Jules, M. A., Noh, S., Hamilton, H., Brands, B., Gastaldo, D., Miotto Wright, M. G., Cumsille, F. &Khenti, A. (2015). Spirituality, gender, and drug use among students from one university in Barbados. TextoContextoEnferm, Florianópolis, 24 (Esp): 117-24. Retrieved from: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/tce/v24nspe/0104-0707-tce-24-spe-00117.pdf
  7. CaravacaMorera, J. A., Rivera de Parada, A., Ogowewo, B., Gough, H., Scott Alava, M. M., Zeferino, M. T., Jules, M., Mitchell, R. Salazar Sarmiento, R., Barbosa-Branco, A. &Khenti, A. (2015). The role of family relations, spirituality and entertainment in moderating peer influence and drug use among students of eight universities from five countries in Latin America and three from the Caribbean. TextoContextoEnferm, Florianópolis,24 (Esp): 106-16. Retrieved from: http://www.scielo.br/pdf/tce/v24nspe/0104-0707-tce-24-spe-00106.pdf
Additional Information: Accomplishments include:
  • UWI School for Graduate Studies and Research Student Award Recipient, Received for the Institutional Honours of High Commendation for the PhD in Education. The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, 2016.
  • UWI School for Graduate Studies and Research Staff Research Award Co-Recipient, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, 2016.
  • NIDA International Forum Travel Award Recipient,The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 2014.
  • Split-site Doctoral Commonwealth Scholarship/ University of Nottingham Scholarship Award Recipient, The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission &The University of Nottingham, 2012.
  • UWI Full Post-Graduate Scholarship Award Recipient,The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados, 2011.
  • Post Masters OAS / CICAD Research Fellowship Award Recipient,The International Research Capacity Building Program for Health-Related Professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean. Funded by Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission/Organization of American States (CICAD/OAS), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) & The University of Toronto Canada, 2011.
 



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