Dr Leith Dunn is a Jamaican Sociologist and former Senior Lecturer/Head of the UWI's Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) Mona Unit,
(2006- 2020). She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Mona (B.A (Hons) (Languages and Social Sciences) & MSc Sociology) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (Ph.D. in Sociology and Economics) and speaks English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Dr Dunn has researched and developed courses on Gender Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management and Gender Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS, which are currently offered in the BSc in Gender and Development Programme. Her research interests and publications include gender equality in leadership and governance and gender mainstreaming in public policies.
Awards: Dr Dunn was recently awarded the inaugural National Family Planning Board’s Award for Excellence (2020) as the sole individual recipient, for her work in academia. Dr. Dunn was also named among the Top 100 most influential persons globally in the areas of Gender Policy and Equality for 2019, from a field of more than 9000 candidates, she was the only person from the Caribbean included on the 2019 list.
Public service and previous Employment: Dr Dunn has served as a member of Commonwealth Observer Group missions for elections in Zimbabwe (2002); Zambia (2006) and Rwanda (2010), and as an international development consultant and advisor to several regional and international development agencies including CARICOM and the United Nations. She has also served on a few Boards and supports gender mainstreaming in public and institutional policies.
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