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Yonique Campbell

Dr. Yonique Campbell is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. She holds a DPhil in Human Geography from the University of Oxford, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar. Dr. Campbell has served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Ministry of Health and Wellness (Government of Jamaica) and a Health Policy consultant. Before attending the University of Oxford, she worked in the Office of the Cabinet in Jamaica as a Research and Monitoring Officer. She has gained tremendous policy insights from these engagements. Dr. Campbell was also the recipient of a Canada-CARICOM fellowship, which allowed her to spend a semester conducting research and delivering guest lectures at Concordia University, in Montreal. Her previous appointments also include tutoring in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

She has taught a range of Public Policy topics at The UWI including regulation, how the machinery of government works, public sector reform, corruption, governance, the role of civil society organisations, security and public policy, health policy and regulations and the intersection of law and public policy.

Dr. Campbell’s publications and educational background reflect an interest in interdisciplinary research. She pursued the MSc in Government (gaining a distinction) at The University of the West Indies before pursuing doctoral studies in Human Geography. She also studied International Relations at the undergraduate level, graduating with first class honours. Reflecting her belief in the importance of interdisciplinary research for solving wicked societal problems and preparing students for the workforce, she has worked with scholars across a range of disciplines including Public Policy, Sociology, Political Science, Law, Economics and Geography and utilizes a range of disciplinary perspectives to inform her lectures.

Her principal research interests are in public policy and development challenges in Small Island Developing States. She has carried out various research projects which examine pertinent policy issues. She is the author of Citizenship on the Margins: State Power, Security and Precariousness in 21st-Century Jamaica (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) and co-editor (with Professor John Connell) of COVID in the Islands: A Comparative Perspective on the Caribbean and the Pacific (Palgrave, 2021). Her work has appeared in Commonwealth and Comparative Politics and books published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Routledge. She is presently writing two co-authored books, one on Sustainable Development in the Caribbean and the Pacific and the other on Gender Equality, Public Policy and Citizenship.

Dr. Campbell has presented her work at numerous conferences and is a member of various professional bodies such as the Latin American Studies Association, the Association of American Geographers and the International Public Policy Association.

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