Gerard Hutchinson


Gerard Hutchinson is currently the Professor and Unit Lead in Psychiatry, at the School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS), University of the West Indies, St Augustine. He also serves currently as the coordinator of the DM Psychiatry, St Augustine campus and the Programme Director of the MSc Clinical Psychology programme on the St Augustine campus. He functions as the Head of Psychiatry at the North Central Regional Health Authority, where he oversees the in-patient and outpatient mental health services of the NCRHA.

He is a graduate of St Mary’s College, the University of the West Indies and the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, University of London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has authored or co-authored over 130 academic publications and is a member of the International Association of Suicide Prevention. He serves as a manuscript reviewer for over 25 international journals, is an Academic Editor for PLOS One, and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Social Psychiatry and the West Indian Medical Journal. His published work has over 6500 citations. Prof. Hutchinson is our Head Behavioural Scientist at the Caribbean Behaviour Change Network.