The University of the West Indies HIV and AIDS Response Programme (UWIHARP) has branches on the university’s three campuses: Cave Hill (Barbados), Mona (Jamaica) and St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago), , each with its respective Chair.. The Regional Lead Coordinator, who is based at the Mona Campus, is responsible for the overall functioning of the Programme.

UWIHARP is an inter-disciplinary research hub, reaching 15 countries in the Caribbean region, which is recognised by governments and civil society organisations for its policy analysis, research, teaching and training.

The members of UWIHARP are research and education experts in Comparative Sociology;

Quantitative and Qualitative research;

Communication for Social and Behaviour Change, Media Studies;

Medical/Public Health aspects of HIV and AIDS;

Gender Studies;

Theological Studies;

Psychology and Community Psychiatry;


Economics and Government Studies.

Additional support from the University comes from the Ethics Board existing on each of its 3 campuses. The purpose is to give ethical approval for research being conducted. Researchers are encouraged to seek approval from this Board. If the researcher is based at another university, he or she would usually need to obtain approval from that university’s Ethical Board prior to approval of the research and subsequent funding.