Steering Committee

Secretariat

The Secretariat of the Global Child Development Group is located at the Caribbean Child Development Centre, Open Campus, University of the West Indies, Jamaica. The Secretariat serves as the co-ordination and information centre for the ongoing activities of the group. The focus is on identifying and presenting evidence based information on risk factors for child development, new intervention and program approaches and evaluations. It is directed by two steering committee members, Prof. Julie Meeks and Prof. Susan Walker, both faculty at the University of the West Indies. The Secretariat activities are co-ordinated by Chalanie Stiebel, Knowledge Specialist, Global Child Development Group.

Professor Maureen Black

Professor Maureen Black is a Professor of Paediatrics. She is the Director at the Growth and Nutrition Clinic, University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is also a Professor at the Department...

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Dr. Lia C. H. Fernald

Lia C. H. Fernald is an Associate Professor in Community Health and Human Development at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. in international...

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Professor Sally McGregor

Professor Sally Grantham-McGregor is Emeritus Professor of International Child Health at the Institute of Child Health, University College London and Honorary Professor at University of the West...

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Professor Julie Meeks Gardner

Julie Meeks Gardner is Professor of Child Development and Nutrition, Head of the Caribbean Child Development Centre, and Director of the Consortium for Social Development and Research of the...

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Professor Ted Wachs

Theodore D. Wachs is Professor of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University. He received his PhD in Psychology from George Peabody College in 1968. In 1995-1996 he was a Golestan Fellow at the...

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Professor Susan Walker

Susan Walker, PhD is Professor of Nutrition at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. She heads the Child Development Research Group in the Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical...

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Professor Maureen Black

Professor Maureen Black is a Professor of Paediatrics. She is the Director at the Growth and Nutrition Clinic, University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is also a Professor at the Department...

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Dr. Lia C. H. Fernald

Lia C. H. Fernald is an Associate Professor in Community Health and Human Development at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. in international...

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Professor Sally McGregor

Professor Sally Grantham-McGregor is Emeritus Professor of International Child Health at the Institute of Child Health, University College London and Honorary Professor at University of the West...

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Professor Julie Meeks Gardner

Julie Meeks Gardner is Professor of Child Development and Nutrition, Head of the Caribbean Child Development Centre, and Director of the Consortium for Social Development and Research of the...

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Professor Ted Wachs

Theodore D. Wachs is Professor of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University. He received his PhD in Psychology from George Peabody College in 1968. In 1995-1996 he was a Golestan Fellow at the...

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Professor Susan Walker

Susan Walker, PhD is Professor of Nutrition at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. She heads the Child Development Research Group in the Epidemiology Research Unit, Tropical...

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Professor Patrice Engle

Prof. Patrice L. Engle was one of the founding members and a very active Steering Committee member of the Global Child Development Group. She was a professor of Psychology and Child Development at...

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