Contributors of the Caribbean Research and Empowerment Network (CREN) Blog are leading experts within the Caribbean and across the world and are committed to advancing child and family development. They span a variety of disciplines including Early Childhood, Primary level, Secondary level and Tertiary level educators, Psychologists, Social workers and Medical practitioners.

Dr Logie

Dr. Carol Logie

Administrative Director of The University of the West Indies-Family Development and Children’s Research Centre, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities and Education at The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr Johnson

Dr. James E. Johnson

Professor of Education and Program Coordinator of Early Childhood Education at the Pennsylvania State University, Adjunct Professor at The University of the West Indies-Family Development Centre

Dr Jaipaul Roopnarine

Dr. Jaipaul Roopnarine

Pearl Falk Endowed Professor of Human Development, Syracuse University, Adjunct Professor of The University of the West Indies-Family Development Centre

Dr Ravi Ragoo

Dr. Ravi Ragoo

House Officer at the Paediatric Department of the San Fernando General Hospital, South West Regional Health Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

Lesleann Whiteman

Dr. Lesleann Whiteman

Program Manager for the undergraduate regional online programmes in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies at the University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.

Patricia M Bissessar

Patricia M. Bissessar

Former Primary School Principal

Deborah S Khan

Deborah S. Khan

Primary School Principal, part-time Lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and the University of Trinidad and Tobago

Teocah Arieal Anika Dove

Teocah Arieal Anika Dove

Youth and Community Development Specialist, Trinidad and Tobago

Nevar Smith

Nevar Smith

Youth and Community Development Specialist, Bahamas

Paula Mohamed Benjamin

Paula Mohamed-Benjamin

Board Member for Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC), retired Programme Manager, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Office

Claire Eunice Gittens

Family Liason Officer at The University of the West Indies-Family Development and Children’s Research Centre, Social Work Field Supervisor at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago