Professor Derick Chadee

Professor Derick Chadee is a distinguished criminologist and academic leader, currently serving as the Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Board of Undergraduate Studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI). His three-year appointment, which began on August 1, 2023, underscores his commitment to higher education and his expertise in the field of criminology. Professor Chadee’s academic journey is marked by his role as a Professor of Social Psychology at UWI’s St. Augustine Campus. He is recognized as a Fulbright Scholar and has made significant contributions to the literature of social psychology through his publications. 

In addition to his academic pursuits, Professor Chadee actively engages with the community through his membership on the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago. This involvement reflects his dedication to applying criminological insights to real-world challenges and promoting restorative justice practices. As Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chadee oversees the strategic direction of undergraduate studies across UWI’s regional campuses. His leadership is instrumental in shaping the educational experiences of students and ensuring that UWI continues to deliver high-quality, relevant education in the Caribbean context. Professor Derick Chadee’s role at The University of the West Indies highlights his passion for education and his expertise in criminology, making him a key figure in shaping the future of Caribbean academia.