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Dr. Mia Jules

Dr. Mia Jules

Senior Lecturer in Experimental & Physiological Psychology

Coordinator, B. A. Psychology Programme

Department: School of Education

Bio

Dr Jules is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Education, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus. She is also a past secretary of the Barbados Society of Psychology, 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.

 

Qualifications

DEGREES

  • 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

 
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
  • 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, 2013.
  • Level B Occupational Personality Testing Certification
  • The British Psychological Society United Kingdom, first registered, 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, 2012.
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist 2011
  • Registered with the Paramedical Professions Council, Ministry of Health, Barbados.
  • Registered under the following: Act Cap. 372C. First registered 2011.

Research Areas

Dr Jules has an interest in the development and validation of psychoeducational assessment instruments for Caribbean populations and the wider diaspora, in addition to researching psychoeducational factors which contribute to and hinder the successful transition of child, adolescent and adult learners through Caribbean educational systems. Dr Jules also publishes and conducts research about various psychosocial factors that influence health-damaging behaviours among adolescent and emerging-adult populations in online/offline contexts.

Teaching Areas


Undergraduate courses:

  • PSYC 1013 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 2014 - Statistics and Research Design II
  • PSYC 2003 - Physiological Psychology 
  • PSYC 2004 - Cognitive Psychology 
  • PSYC 3011 - Research Project in Psychology (for Psychology Minors only)
  • PSYC 3016 - Research Paper in Psychology (for Psychology Majors only)

Select Publications

Jules, M.A., Maynard, D-M.B., Lowe,G. A., Lipps, G. E., Gibson, R.C. (2020). A psycho-social analysis of depression, anxiety, and student engagement: Effects of parenting practices on pre-secondary students in Barbados.Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Advance Online Publication. 
 
Maynard, D-M.B., & Jules, M. A. (2020). Exploring Her Roots: Black-Caribbean Hair Identity and Going Natural Using Social-Media Networks. The Journal of Black Psychology. Advance Online Publication. 
 
Jules, M. A., Maynard, D.-M. B., & Coulson, N. (2019). Youth Drug Use in Barbados and England: Correlates With Online Peer Influences. Journal of Adolescent Research. Advance Online Publication. 
 
Lowe, G. A., Lipps, G. E., Gibson, R. C., Jules, M.A., & Kutcher, S. (2018). Validation of the Kutcher Adolescent Depression Scale in a Caribbean Student Cohort. The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CAMJ Open) 6 (3), E248 – E253.  
 
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.  

Additional Info

Accomplishments include:

  • The UWI Faculty of Humanities and Education Most Outstanding Researcher Award Recipient on The Occasion of the Cave Hill Campus Research Week (November 15 – 17, 2018).
  • The UWI Guild of Students and the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award recipient. Certificate of Appreciation  received for outstanding contribution to Student Learning at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (June, 2017).
  • 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.