Natalie Greaves, MBBS, PhD, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados


Natalie Greaves is a qualitative researcher and lecturer in Public Health at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (Barbados), where she also coordinates the MPhil/PhD programme in Public Health and Epidemiology. Her research revolves around public health policy, particularly cancer control and palliative care. Natalie has devoted much of her career to palliative care advocacy and education in the Caribbean. She was a founding director of the Barbados Palliative Care Association (2011), Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Chronic Pain Management with the Ministry of Health Barbados (2011–18), section lead for Palliative Care for the Barbados National Cancer Control Rapid Action Plan (2015-2018), and is a steering committee member of the Caribbean Palliative Care Association. Dr Greaves was appointed Honorary Medical Officer of Health for the Ministry of Health and Wellness of Barbados in December 2021, and has responsibility for writing cancer screening guidelines for the island.

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