Ingrid McLaren holds a PhD in Education Psychology and is currently a Lecturer in the English Language Section, of the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, University of the West Indies, Mona. Her research interests include curriculum reform and the prediction of academic success in higher education.
She enjoys interacting with students at all levels and gains fulfillment watching them grow in confidence as they enhance their communication skills. She frequently uses the quotes of Albert Einstein, one of her most influential role models, to guide both graduate and undergraduate students. Two of the most frequently imparted ones are: "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new", and "Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character".