Miss Jihana Mottley
Research Degree Student
Jihana Mottley is a passionate PhD student and public health professional with demonstrated success working cross-culturally and conducting negotiations with a diverse range of stakeholders. She spent her childhood between Toronto, Canada and Port of Spain, Trinidad before completing her tertiary education and early career in the United States. She is skilled in research methods, survey design, epidemiological analysis, project management, health policy interpretation and client management. Jihana has been consistently recognized for her creativity and ability to innovate in challenging and novel situations. Jihana is an ardent advocate for programmes that improve access to healthcare, particularly for vulnerable populations.
Jihana's PhD research is based in Trinidad and Tobago. She is using mixed-methods research to understand the effects of parental trauma on child well-being outcomes in the Trinidadian context. Her research will characterize various types of traumas experienced by parents and how these may go on to affect their children's health and well-being through various proposed mechanisms.