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Cynthia Pearl Pitter

UWI School of Nursing, Mona, Jamaica

Cynthia Pearl Pitter

Cynthia Pearl Pitter, PhD candidate, MScN, Advanced Cert. Nursing Administration, RM, RN
Lecturer, UWI School of Nursing, Mona, Jamaica
Société coopérative médicale de Beaulieu scholarship

Mrs. Cynthia Pitter is a Lecturer at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. Her career spans over 20 years practicing as RN, RM later advancing to become a nurse/midwifery educator and leader. She is the midwifery representative for the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery in the Caribbean. She was recently promoted to coordinate the MScN programme at the UWI School of Nursing. She is a member of the Global Health Network, Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery and Caribbean Honour Society of Nursing (Sigma Theta Tau International)-Caribbean Chapter. She serves on the executive committee of the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association as an educator and Trustee. Cynthia writes and reviews MCQ for the NCLEX examinations. She is also a reviewer for Scientific Journals, Lippincott Publishing and abstracts for local, regional and international conferences for nurses and midwives. She recently completed the Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2016 sponsored by the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research in Switzerland.

She also serves locally on the executive committee of the Nursing Council of Jamaica and the Jamaica Midwives’ Association as a midwifery educator and the department representative for the West Indies Group of University Teachers. She volunteers at the Women Incorporation and the Jamaica Family Planning Association. She has a MScN Ed and is currently pursuing her terminal degree at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Regional Coordinating Unit, UWI. Amongst her areas of expertise are maternity nursing, women’s health, respectful care, counseling women in crisis and competence-based education training for midwives. Her current research is focusing on Gender-Based Violence in Pregnancy.


  • Pitter CP. Midwives’ knowledge and attitudes when encountering Gender-Based Violence in their practice at a maternity-hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being. 2016 Feb 15;11(0). http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/qhw.v11.29358
  • Forrester AB, Barton-Gooden A, Pitter C, Lindo JLM. The lived experiences of adolescents with sickle cell disease in Kingston, Jamaica. Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being. 2015 Sep 3;10. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/qhw.v10.28104