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June 2017

| VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica

Mr. Jermaine Levell was appointed as

Industrial Relations Manager in the Division

of Human Resources and Administration

effective April 3, 2017.

Mr. Levell’s last employment was with J

Wray and Nephew Limited (Appleton Estate)

where he served in the capacity as Industrial

Relations and Employment Engagement

Specialist for over five years. His other

work experience includes assignment as

Negotiating Officer for the National Workers


In managing the industrial relations portfolio

at the University, Mr. Levell’s responsibilities

will include providing day-to-day industrial

relations support to both management

and staff, negotiating collective bargaining agreements in compliance with the

Collective Bargaining Contract, and managing grievance procedures working with

internal and external partners in handling complainants arising from disputes with


Mr. Levell is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona where he

obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2007. He is currently pursuing his Master of

Science Degree in Human Resource Development at the UWI.

Dr. Janet Campbell-Shelly has been

appointed Dean of the College of Health

Sciences, for one term effective April 19,

2017 to April 17, 2021. Dr. Campbell-Shelly

has served the College in various capacities

for 30 years having joined the University of

Technology, Jamaica in September 1987.

Her extensive experience includes holding

positions such as Pharmacy Programme

Director for 12 years, Acting Head of School

of Pharmacy, Vice Dean and Acting Dean.

She contributes to the wider University

through her participation on a number of

committees. At the national level, she is a

member of the Pesticides Control Authority

Review Committee and serves as Presenter

to Mid-wives and Nurse Practitioners in the

nurses in-service programme.

Dr. Campbell-Shelly was admitted to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in

Pharmacology on November 10, 2007. Known for her high level of professionalism

and sound organizational and leadership abilities, Dr. Campbell-Shelly has

contributed significantly to the expansion of the Pharmacy Division through her

academic and administrative direction. Her research interest is in Experimental

Pharmacology with a focus in toxicological studies, Ethnopharmacology, Tissue

culture research using both primary explants and commercial cell line.

Recent Senior Academic and Administrative Appointments

The University Council approved the following appointments made by the University Appointments and Promotions Committee (UAPC) at it respective

meetings held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 and Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Prof. Fitzroy Henry’s appointment as

Professor of Public Health Nutrition in

the College of Health Sciences has been

extended for the period of one year

effective April 2, 2017 to April 1, 2018.

Professor Henry was appointed Professor

of Public Health Nutrition in the College

of Health Sciences on April 2, 2013 on

a three-year contract. This appointment





appointment in the College. Professor Henry

will also continue to serve as an advisor on

Public Health Nutrition in the School of Public

Health of the Joint Colleges.

An internationally recognized scholar,

Professor Henry’s theoretical and

empirical research has established him

as an esteemed expert in the areas of

environmental sanitation, nutritional

deficiencies in vulnerable groups as well as the prevention, diagnosis and dietary

management of obesity and its co-morbidities, diabetes, hypertension and heart

disease. His presentation at lectures, major conferences and his many papers

published in peer reviewed scientific and medical journals have earned him the

respect of his peers and his place as a role model in his field.

In the four years that Professor Henry has been a part of the College of Health

Sciences he has been extensively engaged in course development (including

the Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition and a number of short courses),

research, publishing, and the training of staff and students.

Professor Henry was the 2016 recipient of the University of Technology, Jamaica’s

President’s Research Initiative Award for Excellence in Research as well as the

Caribbean Health Research Award for Outstanding Achievements in the area of

Public Health Nutrition. He serves as a member of the National Advisory Board,

Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission, Chairman (Cabinet appointed) of the

National Food Industry Task Force and is Chairman designate (Cabinet appointed),

National Commission on Non-communicable Diseases.

Mr. Paul Brissett was appointed Chief

Business and Finance Officer (CBFO)

with effect from Monday May 1, 2017.

Mr. Brissett is a financial management

professional with over thirty (30) years

experience. His last employment was

with the Tourism Product Development

Company Limited (TPDCo.) where he

served as the Financial Controller for ten

(10) years. He graduated from the Mona

School of Business, UWI in 2003 with a

Master’s Degree in Business Administration

and was admitted as an Affiliate Member

of the Association of Certified Chartered

Accountants in 2014.

The holder of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies from the Jamaica

Theological Seminary in 2000, Mr. Brissett also has qualifications in Financial

Securities Management, and Procurement and Contracting.

Professor Fitzroy Henry

Professor of Public Health


College of Health Sciences

Dr. Janet Campbell-Shelly

Dean, College of Health


Mr. Paul Brissett

Chief Business and Finance


Mr. Jermaine Levell

Industrial Relations