– Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (1980)
– Certificate in Ocupational Health and Safety (1992)
DR ALVERSTON BAILEY- SHORT BIO 2017
Dr. Alverston Bailey is a medical graduate of the University of the West Indies class of 80. He is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a certified Medical Review Officer.
He is a Family and Occupational Physician.
He is a past president of The Caribbean College of Family Physician and past president of The Medical Association of Jamaica.
He has been actively involved in the field of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology for the past thirty years and was the Medical Director of the Kaiser Jamaica Bauxite facility from 1982 to 2007
He is a member of The Diabetes Association of Jamaica, Co-Chair of the University Diabetes Outreach Project, and a member of the diabetes health team at The Diabetes Centre in Kingston.
In August 2011 he was appointed as Associate Professor in Occupational Health in the School of Public Health and Health Technology.
His primary research interests are diabetes, occupational hearing loss, health promotion and sexual medicine.
He was appointed as the second Chairman of the Pest Control Authority in 2006 by Honourable Horace Dalley, Minister of Health.
Dr. Bailey took the baton from Professor Peter Figueroa and served in this capacity for 9 years across three administrations 2006 to October 2015. Dr Bailey therefore has the distinction of being the longest serving Chairman of the PCA. During his tenure he oversaw the modernisation of the PCA and was instrumental in establishing the Pest Control Applicator Certification practical exams, the Scientific Officer Post, the Pest Control Serviceman certification, and the farm store worker certification.
He also played a pivotal role in promoting collaboration in research with the UWI in the area of pesticide toxicity and to date two land mark studies have been published one on MRLs in Callaloo and the other The effect of neo –nicotinoid insecticides on the bee population.
His PCA years have equipped him with the knowledge and experience to pursue his current endeavour at the University of Technology School of Public Health and Health Technology and the College of Health Science, where he teaches Occupational Toxicology, BPharm Toxicology, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Work place Assessment, Occupational Diseases and Injuries, Policy Planning and Evaluation, Anatomy and Pathophysiology and on line BPharm Toxicology. He was a feature writer for the Saturday Gleaner in 2008 and penned a column called Talking Sex for fifty weeks.
He was also the host for the show PRS (People Relationship and Sex) on Nation Wide News Network 2007 to 2008.
He has been the co- host on the talk show Sex Wise on Irie FM since 2009 and has authored a book on sexual disorders –Explanation– a guide to discussing sex and sexuality in the Caribbean–which was published by Pelican Publishers in February 2104.
During the period April 2016 to March 2017 he has achieved the following objectives:
- Development of new material for teaching Policy Planning and Evaluation
- Revision of the on line BPharm Syllabus
- Development of an Anatomy and Pathophysiology Lab manual
- Preceptor for OSH students assigned to various establishments during their internship.
- He also supervised Janelle McFarlane’s Major Research Project at the Urban Development Corporation “The occupational exposure of women to hazards in the service sector- a risk assessment”
He has made the following presentations:
- Sexual Myths-Caribbean School of Nursing –July 18,2016
- Sexual Dysfunction in the elderly –Medical Association of Jamaica-June 5,2016
- Age and Sexuality-The Ena Thomas Memorial Lecture-September 2016
- The Perils of Retirement –Dental Auxiliary School-May 12.2016
From 2015 to present he has been an Associate Lecturer at the Caribbean School of Medicine, Jamaica where he teaches Physiology and Pharmacology
He was: A preceptor for the CAMC exam and supervises residents in the Family Medicine Program, University of The West Indies. External examiner Pharm D oral thesis presentation –September 16,2016. External examiner MSc Dental Therapy Thesis written –October20,2016
He has attended the following conferences/workshops
- National Family Planning Board-Condom use the pros and cons-February 16,2016
- Medical Association of Jamaica Annual Symposium-Emerging issues impacting the health of older adults-June 2016
- The University Diabetes Outreach Program-Diabetes and the Nervous system -April 24,2016
- The University Diabetes Outreach Program-Diabetes and the Skin -April 20,2017
On March 20,2017 he was part of an investigative team -which also included Professor Winston Davidson and Professor Homero Silva from the School of Public Health and Health Technology -invited by the Honourable Minister of Health to investigate an outbreak of the Sick Building Syndrome at The Cornwall Regional Hospital. A comprehensive report was submitted to him for his consideration.
He remains a regular Host on Irie FM and Nation Wide News Network, which offers him an opportunity to share his expertise in Occupational and Sexual Medicine to listeners nationally and internationally.