CynthiaCynthia Pitter has been a Registered Nurse and Midwife for over 20 years. She is a lecturer at the UWI School of Nursing, Mona. She holds a MScN Ed from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and is now pursuing doctoral studies at the Institute for Gender & Development Studies, Regional Coordinating Unit, where her research and publications are focusing on Gender-Based Violence in pregnancy. Her nursing/midwifery care and her educational foundation provide a unique combination to educate and empower women along the life cycle.

Cynthia is honored to have the opportunity to have completed course/workshops and continues to network with NGOs such as UNFPA/LAC, Jhpiego International, Family Care International and the Geneva Foundation for Medical and Education Research.

Currently, she represents the Jamaica Midwives’ Association at the board level at the Nursing Council of Jamaica. She is an educator and a Trustee for the Caribbean Regional Midwives’ Association and one of two coordinators for the Young Midwifery Leadership Programme in the English-speaking Caribbean. Beside this, she is involved in various community based services such as counseling women in crisis, conducting early teens Bible classes and feeding of the homeless.

Research interests

Gender-Based Violence

Competence-Based Education

Leadership in Midwifery

Women health


Respectful Maternity Care

Family Planning