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Dr Paul Brown Promoted to Professors

Dr. Paul Brown

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of two senior lecturers to the rank of professor, with effect from May 31, 2017.  These newly appointed professors are:
 
Dr Paul Brown, Senior Lecturer, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Biochemistry Section, Mona, Jamaica
Dr Richard Robertson, Director,The UWI Seismic Research Centre, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
 
Promotion to Professor—the highest academic rank at the institution—is only made after a rigorous assessment process. It involves consultation with the Dean of the applicants and the Faculty Assessment Committees as well as endorsements from external assessors who review the candidates’ original works.
 
The careful scrutiny and subsequent promotion of these individuals, signifies The UWI’s continued advancement of knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, innovation, intellectual leadership and outreach. This process is crucial to maintaining The University’s established tradition of excellence and contribution to the development of region.
 
About The Newly Appointed Professors
 
Dr Paul D. Brown
Dr Paul D. Brown lectures Microbiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculties of Science and Technology and Medical Sciences at The UWI, Mona Campus. He has supervised several postgraduate students, and currently has three PhD students and one MPhil student under his guidance. His areas of specialisation include basic sciences and molecular microbiology, in particular, leptospirosis and antimicrobial resistance. His published works include authorship of numerous chapters in books and encyclopaedia, peer-reviewed journal articles, technical reports, conference and scientific papers and abstracts. He has earned over 319, 500 USD in research grants from 2001 to 2015 and in 2012, was twice the recipient of The UWI Mona Campus Principal’s Research Award for Best Research Publication (Article) in the Faculty of Medical Sciences for 2012 and 2015.
 
In addition to his many academic accomplishments, Dr Brown provides considerable public service and is a member of several regional and international health societies and committees. In particular, he is the Country Ambassador to Jamaica for the American Society for Microbiology and Vice-Chair of the Council on Microbial Sciences, and a Council member of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. While serving as ad hoc reviewer for international journals, he also acts as Associate Editor and Review Editor for Frontiers, an international open-access academic publisher in the Medicine, Microbiology and Public Health and the Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy journals.

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