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Alana Malinde S.N. Lancaster

Alana Malinde S.N. Lancaster

Lecturer in Law


Alana Malinde S.N. Lancaster is the former Director of the Environmental Management Division of the Environmental Protection Agency of Guyana. Since joining the Faculty as a Lecturer in International Environmental & Energy Law, Alana has been actively involved in the environmental and energy law internationally and in the Caribbean region.  She has recently appointed a member of the Executive Team of the One Ocean Hub, a research collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, The UWI and thirty other research institutions in Africa, the U.K and the South Pacific.
In 2017, Alana was awarded an academic Staff Mobility under the auspices of the EU-Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Staff under the DREAM Project to the Universidad de Valladolid in Valladolid, Spain where she lectured on the comparative energy law regime of the European Union and that of the Caribbean region. She is currently involved in research collaborations under the One Ocean Hub – a £20 million grant from the U.K. Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) – to address SDG 14: intractable challenges faced by developing countries in relation to coastal zone and ocean management ( and l’Université de Bourgogne, l'Université des Antilles and l’ Université d’Etat d’Haïti on the development of a Master in EcoDiplomacy for the Caribbean region. She is also the Assistant Chief Examiner of Environmental Science of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination.


Alana is a PhD Candidate in international law and holds an LL M in Environmental Law from Dalhousie University. She also has a MSc from La Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña and professional degrees in Education and Development Studies from the University of Guyana

Research Areas

Alana specialises in international, regional (CARICOM and OECS) and comparative environmental law, with a particular focus on marine & environmental law, the law relating to the blue economy, the interaction between biodiversity law, oceans governance, wildlife, fisheries and forestry crime, law of disaster induced migration/climate change refugees, disaster risk management and human rights & environmental law.
She is also researching in the areas of energy law, in particular marine renewables and  Guyana’s oil & gas industry


Teaching Areas

  • LAW 2110 : Law of Contract II
  • LAW 2810 : Equitable Remedies
  • LAW 3460 : International Environmental Law
  • LAW 3450 : Caribbean Environmental Law
  • LAW 3360 : Caribbean Energy & Gas Law
  • LAW 6520 : Advanced International Environmental Law

Select Publications


  • Alana Malinde S.N. Lancaster, Phillip DaSilva, Jillian Orford and Vindra Cassie. Environmental Science for CAPE Unit 1: A Caribbean Examinations Council Study Guide (Oxford University Press, 2014).
  • Alana Malinde S.N. Lancaster, Phillip DaSilva, Jillian Orford and Vindra Cassie. Environmental Science for CAPE Unit 2: A Caribbean Examinations Council Study Guide (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Refereed Book Chapters
  • Alana Malinde S.N. Lancaster, “An Overview of Marine Management and Ocean Governance in                  the Caribbean Community and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean Regions of the Caribbean.”               In Ed Couzens, Tuula Honkonen and Melissa Lewis (eds), 2012 UNEP-UEF International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review (UNEP-UEF, 2013).
  • Alana Malinde S. N. Lancaster and L. Forbes Robertson. “Oceans and Human Health in the Caribbean Region” in Maya Gislason (ed.)  Advances in Medical Sociology : Ecological Health :  Society, Ecology and Health (2013)  15 Emerald, 311.
Alana Malinde S.N. Lancaster and Jill St. George. “The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States” in Marco Odello and Francesco Seatzu (eds.) Latin America and the Caribbean International Institutional Law  (Springer, 2015

Additional Info

Alana speaks English, Spanish, French and Portuguese and as a result of work under the One Ocean Project in South Africa and Namibia, is learning Afrikaans. She has conducted field work (for the EU, CARICOM, OECS or on academic research projects) in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa and the United Kingdom.


international marine & environmental law, blue economy, renewable energy, oil & gas law, disaster and climate migration, CARICOM, OECS