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Professor of Applied Psychology

Professor Garth Lipps holds the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University (1984), the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Brunswick (1986) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Applied Social Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, (1994) in Canada.

He joined the staff of The UWI, Mona in 2003 as Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Psychology & Social Work, with the ability to teach across the clinical and applied psychology programmes. He was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 2010. He commands advanced training in statistics and psychometrics and is a programme evaluation specialist.Garth Lipps has an impressive research and publications record, with substantial cross-faculty collaborations. His research agenda has focused primarily on depressive symptoms among children, adolescents and adults in the Caribbean, and adults with chronic diseases including HIV.

Dr. Lipps also has a record of public service, including assistance to the Government of Jamaica with assessing programme implementation strategies and conducting needs assessments, as well as the provision of training in psychological assessment and career testing.

Courses Taught: 
Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Programmes
Psychological Testing & Measurement of Evaluations
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