Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health, Ergonomics, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPS), Biomedical Waste
Research Fellow, Windward Islands Research & Education Foundation (WINDREF), St. George's University.
Registered Engineer (R. Eng.), Grenada Institute of Professional Engineers, Board of Engineering of Trinidad and Tobago.
Member, Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT), Heart and Lung Organization of Grenada (HALOG), Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), Grenada Public Health Association (GPHA), American Public Health Association (APHA), Occupational Health and Safety Special Primary Interest Group, Member,International Society for Occupational Ergonomics & Safety.
In 1990, Dr. Forde completed his undergraduate degree at the University of the West Indies (UWI), earning a BSc Industrial Engineering; in 1994, he earned a MASc in Occupational Ergonomics at Dalhousie University, Canada; and in 2000 he received a ScD in Occupational Ergonomics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In 2009/2010, Dr. Forde used his sabbatical to do a one-year master degree at in Environmental Health Management at Harvard University School of Public Health.
Since 2000, Dr. Forde has been teaching and conducting multiple research projects at St. George’s University within the Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine. He has prime teaching responsibilities for teaching Environmental Health, Occupational Health, and Ergonomics & Industrial Hygiene and was the Track Director for the Environmental and Occupational Health Track within the Department from 2004-2009.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Forde is actively involved in several technical and governmental committees that focus in occupational and environmental health issues. Within recent times, Dr. Forde has received funding from the World Bank and the Pan American Health and Education to develop a biomedical waste management manual for Grenadian healthcare personnel and to assess the status of biomedical waste management within the eastern Caribbean islands. Additionally, he recently helped develop a disaster preparedness and response plan for HIV person for Grenada.
His current research interests involve determining the level of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in humans and bathing/drinking water quality in the Caribbean.
Williams N, Forde M. 2009. Ergonomics and Obesity. Applied Ergonomics, 40 (2009), 148–149.
Forde M, Punnett L, Wegman D. 2005. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in union ironworkers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Vol.2, 203-212.
Forde M And Buchholz B. 2004. Task content and physical ergonomic risk factors in construction ironwork. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol.34, Issue 4, 319-333.
Buchholz B, Paquet V, Wellman H, and Forde M. 2003. Quantification of ergonomic hazards for ironworkers performing concrete reinforcement tasks during heavy highway construction. American Industrial Hygiene Journal, Vol.64, 243-250.
Forde M, Punnett L, Wegman D. 2002. Pathomechanisms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: conceptual issues.Ergonomics, Vol.45, No.9, 619-630.
Forde M. Biomedical Waste Management in OECS Countries. Pan American Health and Education Foundation, 2007
Forde M. Caribbean Eco-Health Programme: Public and Environmental Health Interactions in Food and Water-Borne Illnesses. Teasdale-Corti Grant, International Development Research Centre’s Global Health Research Initiative, Canada, 2007-2010
Forde M. .Caribbean Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Study. World Bank, 2009