Dr. Dennis Edwards is a former Head of Psychology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica and was also previously Head of Clinical Services at the Mico College Child Assessment and Research in Education Centre. He is a twice LASPAU Full Bright Scholar. He took his doctorate at Temple University and pre and post doctorate in mental health, clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology at the University of Maryland Hospital. He previously took masters degrees at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Ball State University (Indiana) and specialist training in behavioral analysis at Colombia University (New York). More recently he was a Visiting Professor in the Neuropsychology Laboratory in the Department of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the consulting neuropsychologist at the Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean. In addition to his history of teaching assignments and clinical engagements at the UWI Dr. Edwards is the Head of the Disaster Reduction & Resilience Research Laboratory in the Faculty of Social Sciences. He has a very long record of working across the education and health systems in Jamaica and other Caribbean territories and the Americas. He has served on many boards and committees as well as conference presented and published on issues addressing children, adolescents and adults behavioral, cognitive and mental health concerns in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
Dr. Edwards was trained as a combat clinical psychologist at the Duchess of Kent Military Psychiatric Hospital in the United Kingdom and, as a former Military Officer, served as clinical psychologist in the Jamaica Defense Force.
This senior citizen admits to occasionally amusing himself in his delusion of once again, play senior league basketball and international rugby for his country. He consider himself a passionate and serious student of cosmology. Among his voluntary services he is currently President of the Jamaica Red Cross.