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Job title: 
Professor of Educational Psychology


Research Interests: 
• Evaluating online education in Higher Education
Qualifications & Experience: 

Prof. Cook received her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of the West Indies in 2007. She received her Masters in Education Psychology from the University of the West Indies in 2002, and graduated from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada majoring in Urban Studies, in 1982. She has authored and co-authored peer–reviewed book chapters and journal articles. She is the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence (2007), the Most Outstanding PhD thesis award for the 2006/2007 academic year and part of a team which received the Principal’s Research Award for The Research Project Attracting the Most Research Funds (Faculty of Humanities and Education) (January, 2009); the recipient of the Fulbright Visiting Researcher Award (2011), and recently recipient of the Principal’s award for Best Research Publication (article). Dr Cook has been a visiting scholar in Applied Psychology at the New York University (NYU). She is also the immediate past Project manager for INSIGHTS in to Children Temperament Programme (2014-2016).

  • Cook, L. D. (2016). How a selected group of parents living in an under resourced community support their children’s education. Special issue: Transforming the Landscape of Education within Under-Resourced Urban Schools. Caribbean Journal of Education, 38(1), 1-22.
  • Cook, L. D. & Jennings, Z. (2016). Perspectives of Jamaican parents and their secondary school children on the value of education: Effects of selected variables on parents’ perspectives. International Journal of Educational Development, 50, 90-99.
  • Cook, L.D. (2015). Understanding Teachers’ Efficacy Within A Caribbean Context. Caribbean Curriculum, 23, (2015), 121-141."
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