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Dr. Chantelle Browne-Farmer

Dr. Chantelle Browne-Farmer

Associate Lecturer, Paediatrics

Consultant Paediatrician/Paediatric Haemato-oncologist

Clinical Sciences


Dr. Chantelle Browne-Farmer achieved her MB.BS. from the University of the West Indies in 2007 and completed her postgraduate training in Paediatrics also at the University of the West Indies in 2013.
She completed a fellowship in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology at The Hospital for Sick Children between 2016 to 2019 and is a Subspecialist Affiliate with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada since October 2021. She joined the academic staff of UWI (Cave Hill) in 2019 as an Associate Lecturer in Paediatrics and currently is a Consultant General Paediatrician at the Queen Elizabeth and simultaneously Consultant Paediatric Haemato-oncologist at the same institution. Dr Browne-Farmer is a country co-lead for Barbados in the Sickkids Caribbean Initiative (SCI) since 2019 and a member of the Childrens’ International Consortium on Acute Leukaemia (C-ICAL) since 2020. Additionally, she mentors both undergraduate and postgraduate students.


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, (MB.BS), UWI (Cavehill), 2007
  • Doctor of Medicine, Paediatrics, UWI (Cavehill), 2013
  • Paediatric Haemtology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 2021

Research Areas

Dr. Browne-Farmer has a special interest in research surrounding the prevalent haemoglobinopathies in the Caribbean (Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia) and childhood cancer. She has also conducted research in infectious diseases in childhood, child abuse and neglect and premature infant survival in Barbados.

Survival outcomes for childhood cancer in the Caribbean post SCI
Age of diagnosis of haemoglobinopathies in Barbados

Teaching Areas

Clinical Paediatrics
Clinical Paediatrc Haematology/Oncology


  1. Developing a partnership to improve health care delivery to children <18 years with cancer and blood disorders in the English-speaking Caribbean: Lessons from the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI) Reece-Mills M, Bodkyn C, Baxter J, Allen U, Alexis C, Browne-Farmer C et al. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2023 Oct; 26: 100592.
  2. Paediatric atypical choroid plexus papilloma: Is adjuvant therapy necessary? Browne-Farmer C, Hazrati L, Mamatjan Y et al. Journal of Neuro-oncology 2021; 155:63-75. DOI 10.1007/s11060-021-03843-2
  3. Determinants of access to childhood cancer medicines: a comparative mixed-methods analysis of four Caribbean countries. Boateng R, Petricca K, Tang B, Parikh S, Alexis C, Browne-Farmer C et al. Lancet Glob Health 2021; 9: e1314-24
  4. Radical trachelectomy for cervical embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in a 2-year-old. May T, Allen L, Hogen L, King C, Lorenzo A, Browne-Farmer C, Shaikh F, Gupta A. Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;132(6):1486-1490
  5. Selected enteropathogens and clinical course in children hospitalized with severe acute gastroenteritis in one of the English-speaking Caribbean countries. Kumar A, Browne C, Scotland S, Krishnamurthy K, Nielsen AL. International Journal of Health Sciences. 2014;8(4):409-417.

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