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).