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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Ms. Meshell Carrington

Ms. Meshell Carrington

Temporary Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Programme Coordinator, BSc, Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Preclinical and Health Sciences


Meshell Carrington is a Temporary Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and is the Programme Coordinator of the BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Prior to her current role she has taught part-time in the MBBS and BSc Health Sciences programmes.

Meshell is the Chief Dietitian at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, but is currently on assignment to The UWI. She has extensive experience in clinical nutrition and serves as a preceptor to local, regional, and international students.


  • BSc Food and Nutrition, Ryerson University, Canada, 2003
  • MSc Human Nutrition, McGill University, Canada, 2005
  • Certificate, Health Care Leadership, The UWI, 2014
  • Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, The UWI, 2021

Research Areas

Main research interest:

  • Diet and Gut Microbiota
  • Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle

Teaching Areas

  • Fundamentals of Nutrition – Year 1
  • Nutrition throughout the Lifecycle – Year 2
  • Nutrition Counselling and Communication Skills -Year 3 Human
  • Nutrition – MBBS Programme (Year 3)
  • Course Coordinator: Professional Practice in Dietetics 1, 2, 3, 4 (Year 2 – 3.5)


1. Gougeon, R., Carrington, M., & Field, C. J. (2006). The impact of low-carbohydrate diets on glycemic control and weight management in patients with type 2 diabetes. Canadian journal of diabetes, 30(3), 269-277.

2. Yuan, Y. V., Carrington, M. F., & Walsh, N. A. (2005). Extracts from dulse (Palmaria palmata) are effective antioxidants and inhibitors of cell proliferation in vitro. Food and chemical toxicology, 43(7), 1073-1081.

3. Yuan, Y. V., Bone, D. E., & Carrington, M. F. (2005). Antioxidant activity of dulse (Palmaria palmata) extract evaluated in vitro. Food chemistry, 91(3), 485-494.

Additional Info

Professional Membership:

  • Paramedical Professions Council, Barbados
  • College of Dietitians of Ontario Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Vice President - Dietitians of Barbados


Human Nutrition, Dietetics

Faculty of Medical Sciences
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