My name is Sharon Campbell-Phillips. I am from Trinidad and Tobago. I am very enthusiastic
about community work and the development of others. I am also very passionate about
conducting research as it allows me the opportunity to share my knowledge with others and
educate them as well as enhance and develop myself.
I am currently employed with the local government of Trinidad and Tobago where I work at the
Division of Community Development. This Division is dedicated to developing communities so
that persons? standard of living can be enhanced.
I am also a researcher. My research career began when I was approached by a classmate from
Bangladesh to collaborate and write professionally. I accepted the challenge and we began
writing. When I received my first publication, I was very excited and was motivated to continue
I gained my knowledge about research and understood it clearly when I began my Master?s
degree at the University of the People, after which I pursued a PhD at the University of Oxford. I
am very grateful for all the knowledge that I have acquired so that I can impart it unto others.
The University of the People is the Education Revolution and it is the world?s first tuition-free,
nonprofit American accredited online university. It has a groundbreaking online learning model
and instructors from the world?s foremost academic institution. University of the People offers
the opportunity of a high quality, accessible and affordable American degree. The university also
allows students the flexibility they need to earn college and graduate degrees to build brighter
futures wherever they are located.
Additionally, the university offers two-year associate and four-year bachelor?s degrees as well as
masters degrees. These programs are designed and taught by industry leaders and academics
from top universities and institutions in the United States and around the world.
University of the People?s academic leaders including its provost, vice provost, and deans come
from top universities including Columbia, Berkeley, Princeton, NYU and much more. Their
experience and expertise make the University the high-quality and innovative institution that it
The combination of our international student body, instructors from top universities worldwide,
and high quality education, ensure that every student is going to have an exceptional learning
University of the People belongs to the Library and Information Resource Network (LIRN), a
consortium of institutions that makes available to its members a rich and powerful collection of
resources including over 60 million journal articles, books, encyclopedias, newspapers,
magazines, and audio and video clips. Students gain access to the ProQuest online databases and
GALE databases through LIRN.
University of the People also subscribes to JSTOR giving students online access to a wide array
of journals to support research, writing and learning activities. JSTOR too can be accessed
directly within Moodle and includes access to more than 2,300 academic journals and more than
50 million digitized pages.
All University of the People instructional personnel and enrolled students may use these
resources free of charge. Additionally, students are provided at no charge with other open
education resources including textbooks and course materials. University of the People is an
American online university which attests to its academic excellence and rigorous standards.
This university is accredited and certainly requires hard work and hours of studying. I truly
appreciate the flexibility that it offers me so that I can continue working while I study.
Also, Oxford is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest
university in the English-speaking world and it has a distinctive collegiate structure. Students and
academics benefit from belonging both to the University, a large, internationally-renowned
institution, and to a college or hall, a small, interdisciplinary academic community.
This university caters to students from across the globe and gives equal support to each student.
The University of Oxford is financially independent and self-governing, and it brings together
students and researchers from different disciplines, cultures and countries to share the same
learning environment. This helps to foster the outstanding research achievement that has made
Oxford a leader in so many fields.
The university has well-organized tutorial teaching for all educational levels. Tutorials are
central to studying at Oxford, giving students an opportunity to discuss and explore their subject
in small groups with an expert in the field. This was a great experience for me to be able to work
with like-minded students.
The University supervises graduate students and examines graduate theses. It also determines the
content of degree courses, and organizes lectures, seminars and lab work for both undergraduate
and graduate students as required. Additionally, the University sets and marks examinations, and
awards degrees to students.
My experience at oxford will always be remembered; it has equipped me with the knowledge
and skills that is required to establish change within my community. It had also taught me to
think critically and to be disciplined. Being an employee while studying is very challenging,
however, I remained focused, I skillfully managed my time and I successfully completed my
course of study.
With the amazing academic opportunities offered at Oxford and with its high reputation simply
means that the university is still among the top universities in the world. Oxford is known for
excellent student satisfaction, world-leading quality of research, and high teaching standards are
a strong testament to its dedication to its students. The University also offers a wealth of
provisions for supporting students in their academic studies and beyond.
After my first publication, I continued writing, and now I am the author of thirteen published
articles and currently, I am engaged in writing books. My intentions are to continue my career in
research, continue to promote the importance of it and help in developing our younger
Conducting research has been very exciting and rewarding for me; within the first few months of
my writing, I was selected for a prestigious award with RULA, and I captured the title of
International Distinguished Researcher. I was elated to share the same stage with other top
researchers in the world and I was strengthened by the fact that it doesn?t matter where you are
located in the world, success is available if you so desire it. I am also honored to be nominated
for another award with RULA for the 2021 award ceremony. This award is titled, ?Outstanding
Psychology Award?, and it is a clear indication of high-quality work, dedication, commitment
Being selected for another prestigious award especially coming from RULA make me feel
extremely happy and proud of my achievement. It is a huge honor for me to receive this award
and represent my country again and the entire Caribbean. I am overwhelmed with joy as my hard
work is being recognized globally.
Research improves services and treatments not just for the researchers but also for future
generations. It helps to develop new tests for diagnosis, treatments and processes that could
eventually help our children. Research also helps persons to gain access to treatments that are not
yet readily available to the general public.
I am one of the world?s top researchers and I am very proud of the work that I have done. I will
continue to make great contributions as I represent my beautiful country of Trinidad and Tobago,
and the Caribbean by extension.
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