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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Dr. Wendy Sealy

Dr. Wendy Sealy

Lecturer in Nursing

Programme Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing Programme

Preclinical and Health Sciences


Dr. Sealy is the Chief Nursing Officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness from 2013 until present, but is on temporary assignment to UWI, FMS for the current academic year. She has also served as the Deputy Chairman of the Regional Nursing Body, Training Coordinator with the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training (CHART) Barbados, HIV/AIDS Programme of the Ministry of Health, Barbados.

She was a Tutor at the School of Nursing, Psychiatric Hospital, and the Barbados Community College, as well as being an active member of the Barbados Nurses Association and the Board on the Caribbean Nurses Organization and the Caribbean Partnership of Nurses for AIDS Care. She is currently a member of the Human Resources and Management Association of Barbados (HRMAB).


Doctor of Philosophy, Education (Policy and Planning) : UWI, Cave Hill, 2010
Master of Education, (Educational Administration): UWI, Cave Hill, 2000
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education, UWI, Mona, 1997

Research Areas

There is a keen interest in the management of and planning for human resources in the health sector among nursing professionals, as well as issues related to the coordination and implementation of policy initiatives at all levels. Research into developments in nursing education and migration are also important. In 2011, she published the summary report of the findings of this study entitled “A Synopsis of Nurse Migration in the Caribbean: The Case of Barbados: Implications for healthcare, the nursing profession and nursing education”.

Needs assessment survey among nurses of Caribbean countries for the development and implementation of Master of Science nursing programmes in the FMS, UWI Cave Hill, Barbados

Teaching Areas

  • Human Resources for Health
  • Policy and Ethical Issues in Nursing and Health
  • Testing and Measurement in Nursing Education
Nursing Research project


Human resources, policy and planning, nursing education, nursing research

Faculty of Medical Sciences
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