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Carol Nelson

As a Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Carol Nelson, holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Government and lectures in International Political Economy, International Organizations, Media and Political Opinion and Global Political Economy and Climate Change.

Dr Nelson comes to the UWI with over 20 years of experience as a director in the public sector, effectively coordinating and implementing various initiatives and activities with regards to international and regional financial institutions. Dr Nelson’s responsibilities for several years involved representing the Government of Jamaica in various fora, such as on the Board of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and CARICOM’s Council for Finance and Planning and the CARICOM Commission on the Economy. In 2010 she represented the Caribbean region in 2010 on the UN Committee for Programme and CoOrdination at the United Nations.

Amongst her certification, she holds a Professional Certificate in Strategic Climate Change Adaptation from the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies, UK; an MSc in International Policy Analysis from the University of Bath, in the UK as well as a BSc in Geography & Social Sciences from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica.

Her thesis entitled “The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the Implications for the Public Sector and Industrial Relations Practice” advances theoretical perspectives such as Actor Network Theory and Critical Discourse Analysis not commonly applied to Caribbean phenomenon as methodological tools of analysis. Her first publication was in the International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI) entitled ‘Beyond Actor Network Theory to the Marriage of Moments’. Dr Nelson she is currently finalising the publication of her book, “The Nuts and Bolts of Social Partnership”.

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