Paulette Henry


Head, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Guyana

A trained social work educator has had more than 20 years’ experience as a social work practitioner working in areas of child, family and community development.

Upon joining the University of Guyana as a full time faculty, Ms. Henry has taught core social work courses to undergraduate students and has contributed to the professional development of social work practitioners across Guyana. She currently serves as Head – Department of Sociology and Interim Director of the Institute for Gender Studies which she was instrumental in revamping in 2015. Currently, Ms. Henry is leading a collaborative process geared towards developing standards to guide professional practice in Guyana.

Concerned about issues which pose a challenge for the well being of people, much of her research and publications center on issues of well-being with a focus on family relationships, child maintenance, and suicide with gender as a cross cutting theme.

She currently serves as Chair to the Board of Guyana Lands and Surveys.

Professional Qualifications

M.Sc. – University of Guyana

B.Soc. Sc. (S.W.) – University of Guyana

Cert. in Gender Studies

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