Music, Media & Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica (2010) examines relationships between youths and television while STREAMING: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles (2012) explores youth engagement with mobile phones and the Internet, with special focus on social media.
Dr. Forbes is a Fulbright scholar and summa cum laude graduate of the University of the West Indies and Emerson College, Boston. At the latter, she was inducted into the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society “in recognition of high standard of scholarship and demonstrated commitment to professional and public service”. She has presented at several academic and non-academic conferences in over twenty countries.
In 2011 the De Kalb County, Atlanta, Georgia honoured Dr. Forbes for her use of media “as a positive tool to impact both the country and the world.” Her work in support of women was publicly recognized by Prime Minister Simpson-Miller of Jamaica in 2012. In 2014, in celebration of its 50th Anniversary, The Queen’s School, her alma mater, nominated Dr. Forbes as one of its outstanding graduates.