Prof. Michael Boyne


A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada, Professor Michael Boyne holds the Bachelor of Science (Hons), and the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from The University of the West Indies, Mona.

Prof Boyne joined the staff of The UWI, Mona in 2000 as a Lecturer in Endocrinology in the Tropical Medicine Research Institute. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006. Over the period, Prof Boyne has established a record of distinguished original work in the field of the developmental origins of health and disease and diabetes research. This effort has made a substantial contribution to understanding the impact of maternal and early development factors in determining susceptibility to type 2 diabetes and obesity.

His excellent work has seen him receiving the Principal’s Award for Best Research Publication for two consecutive years (2010-2011). He has also received grants as principal investigator and acted as co-investigator on several large research grants. He has several international collaborations, including with the University of Southampton and the Liggins Institute, New Zealand, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University and Kings College, London.

Prof Boyne is a well-respected teacher, having taught at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in endocrinology and nutrition.