I have developed a strong network of global and regional partnerships to support a transdisciplinary research agenda on climate change adaptation and food systems in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). I have drawn upon conceptual and analytical tools in Human Geography to explore the multi-scale interaction of socio-economic conditions, food production systems, and environmental change. This approach has been central to my research focus, as societal dynamics shape vulnerability and the capacity of communities to adapt to global change. I have been involved in the successful implementation of over 50 projects across 12 Caribbean countries and is currently leading several large-scale collaborative research initiatives focused on climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
Jhannel Tomlinson (PhD. Geography) -Assessing the Adaptive Capacity of Agricultural Community-based Organisations in Eastern Jamaica.
Shaughna-Lee Steel (MPhil Geography) - An assessment of community-based resilience to water-related disasters in the Rio Grande Valley, Jamaica
Lance Scott (MPhil Geography) - Climate risk insurance and livelihood insurance among small farmers in Jamaica
Myrna Ellis (PhD Environmental Management) -An Assessment of the Cruise Tourism and Marine Protected Area Nexus in Jamaica, Belize, and the Cayman Islands.
Nathalie-Ennis Palmer (MPhil Geography) -Land management practices and protected area management: An Assessment of Farming Communities on the Fringes of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park.
Tashana Malcolm (PhD Geography) - Understanding the social dimensions of marine protected areas (MPAS) in Jamaica: An assessment of the well-being of fishers on the South-western coast
Simone Lee (PhD. Environmental Management)-Determining the Economic Benefits of Jamaican Special Fishery Conservation Areas (SFCAs).
Beth Thomas (PhD. Natural Resource Management) - A community-based participatory approach to vulnerability analysis and adaptation planning for pelagic sargassum influxes in the Eastern Caribbean. A St. Lucia Case Study