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Research Assistant


Jayécinth Gordon-Blake serves as Research Assistant to the Director of CARMAC, Dr. Livingston White, a position she has held since 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literatures in English and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies, both from The University of The West Indies. Her area of expertise is in systematic investigations, specializing in: literature searches, literature reviews and referencing; research bids and proposal preparation; research instrument design; data gathering, cleaning, analysis and reporting; research seminar co-ordination; research writing, editing and reviews; focus group participants recruitment; focus group discussion moderation; research consultation; and speech writing. As Research Assistant, Mrs. Gordon-Blake has worked on various research projects at a national level. These include the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ National Family Planning Board’s pre-testing of campaign material for their ‘Everybody Have Rights’ human rights campaign, and the Transport Authority’s knowledge, attitudes, awareness, practices and perception study into the Jamaican public transportation system. Jayécinth Gordon-Blake presented her research coming out of her Master’s thesis titled, “Black Caribbean Male Sexuality: The Social Media Narrative” at the 2019 Derek Gordon Research Conference, held at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. She is currently actively pursuing publishing the results of the study.

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