Sir Kenneth Stuart was educated at Harrison College in Barbados and Queens University in Belfast. Sir Kenneth served as Professor and Dean of the Department of Medicine at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica; a consultant at University Hospital, Jamaica ; and consultant adviser to the Wellcome Trust. He also served as a past medical adviser to the Commonwealth Secretariat ,London, and as the Honorary Medical and Scientific Adviser to the Barbados High Commission.
A former Chairman of the Court of Governors of the London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a member of the council of Governors of Guys’, Kings and St. Thomas’s Hospitals Medical School, London, Sir Kenneth has published many articles in medical journals on hepatic and cardiovascular disorders. In a letter to ‘The Independent’ in 1996 he called for a national council to respond to emerging medical issues, issues that could not be left entirely to doctors, scientists and lawyers. “It is time that society gave Tiers attention to the processes (other than the current ‘fire- alarm approaches) by which such questions might be dealt with in the future. There is clearly a need for some form of National Ethical Council with a wide-ranging membership, whose role would not only be to review the issues that stemmed or seemed likely to stem from medical scientific advance ” he wrote,“but also to promote community understanding and discussion of them.”
Sir Kenneth Stuart is a member of the Academic Board of St. George’s University and a member of the Board of Directors
Of the UK Trust for the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation(WINDREF). He is also a patron of Doctors for Human Rights and trustee of London Lighthouse. In 1986, he received an Honorary DSc from Queen’s University in Belfast.