Speaker profile

Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh

Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh

Poison Information Coordinator, Caribbean Poison Information Network, University of Technology, Jamaica

Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh is the poison information coordinator for the Caribbean Poison Information Network, located in the University of Technology, Jamaica. She is a Public Health Inspector by Training with over 15 years tackling public health issues. 

Her education and specialist background are Public Health at the International Level, Medical Toxicology, Education and Training.  She works both in the public sector and academic institutions. Her research area and professional background primarily focus on poison through chemicals, with recent research work to include determinants to unintentional poisoning via household chemical, lead in paint study in Jamaica, and Pesticide Poisoning within Farming Communities.

She has a passion for public health and protecting the vulnerable population from poisoning. She continues to initiate discussions with relevant stakeholders for policies to protect against poisoning both in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.