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Meet the Deputy Principal

Dr Tomlin Paul
Dr Tomlin Paul

Welcome to the Office of the Deputy Principal

Our Office is committed to a student-centred approach to our activities, and seeks to innovatively facilitate students and staff within the regulations and procedures of The UWI. We are here to serve you. Please engage us as your constructive suggestions for improving our service and strengthening the quality of the work of the UWI are always welcome.

Dr Tomlin Paul's Biography

Dr Tomlin Paul’s professional journey spans over three decades and encompasses a diverse range of roles and responsibilities in the fields of health professions’ education, public health, and academic leadership. He joined The University of the West Indies, Mona as a Lecturer in 1990 and has served in various capacities including Senior Lecturer in community health, Director for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Programme, Deputy Dean and then Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, the latter from 2017 to 2021. He then took up academic positions at the University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda as Chair of the Educational Development and Quality Centre and Dean of Research, Innovation and Quality.

A World Organisation of National Colleges and Associations for Family Physicians’ (WONCA), five-star doctor awardee, Dr Paul embodies a commitment to nurturing the growth of organisations through applying human dynamics. He has been an advocate for student engagement and continuous quality improvement in higher education and has promoted social accountability as a quality standard in health professions’ education.  During his stewardship as Dean, the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Mona received the ASPIRE-to-Excellence Award in Medical Education for Social Accountability from the Association of Medical Education of Europe (AMEE), and his office received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence 2020/2021, highlighting his commitment to excellence in all aspects of academia. He was a member of the working group that developed the Institutional Self-Assessment Social Accountability Tool, now used worldwide across medical schools.  He is also a member of the International Social Accountability and Accreditation Think Tank (ISAATT). 

Dr Paul has authored/co-authored over fifty publications including a book, and six book chapters.  His research interests include quality in health professions’ education and social accountability.  He has consulted and worked with several regional educational institutions and quality assurance bodies as well as the Pan American Health Organization.  Dr Paul has earned recognition as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators, United Kingdom and is a member of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association.

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