Yansie Rolston PhD has a depth of experience and expertise in health equality development. She is a reflective practitioner as well as an academic – a combination of roles which allows her to combine her considerable community based skills and experience with evidence base to underpin her work.
Yansie offers technical expertise to various governments, businesses, civil society and agencies internationally, and has a strong commitment and cultural sensitivity to the African-Caribbean Diaspora and its nuances.
She works in Europe, Africa, America and the Caribbean where she designs and delivers innovative social change processes. She has implemented and evaluated actionable strategies on health equality and community cohesion, and set up culturally appropriate health and social care projects for marginalised communities.
Yansie is a co-facilitator of the Strengthening Families/Strengthening Communities violence reduction and effective parenting programme. She has also mentored a number of young people at risk of offending.
As a skilled trainer and facilitator Yansie creates, affects and sustains change at all levels in order to improve physical, mental and social wellbeing. She presents her work internationally at conferences and empowerment workshops, and is a founding member of the Ubele Initiative – a collective voice (www.ubele.org) working inter-generationally to create a radical shift in the responses to some of the most stuck social issues affecting the African/Caribbean Diaspora in the UK.
Weekly Newspaper Column – Better Minds, Better Living (2017) Trinidad Newsday
Towards Social Integration: Sexual Oppression and Exploitation (2015) UWI Today
Faith Awareness: Promoting Equality and Valuing Diversity (2006) L.B.I, UK
Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts
The American College of Healthcare Executives