About Us: Staff

CERMES has a unique cadre of academic, technical and administrative talent.  Each member of our team brings with them different areas of expertise which make CERMES a productive and adaptive teaching/working environment.
Please click on the links below to view the profiles of our staff members, postdoctoral and other researchers:
Established Post
Name Position Areas of interest
Patrick McConney Director, Senior Lecturer • Small-scale fisheries
• Marine protected areas (MPAs)
Robin Mahon Professor Emeritus • Marine resource governance
Hazel Oxenford Professor • Fisheries biology and management
David Yawson Senior Lecturer • Bio-sensitive land resource management
• Socio-ecological resilience in the context of environmental change
Hugh Sealy Lecturer • Climate change
• Solid and liquid waste
• Renewable energy
Janice Cumberbatch Lecturer • Sustainable tourism development
• Environmental impact assessment
Karl Payne Lecturer • Surface and Groundwater Hydrology
• Hydrometeorological Risks and Water Management
• Water and Wastewater Management
Maria Pena Project Officer • Socio-economic aspects of marine resource management
• MPA management
• Project management
Amina Desai Research Assistant Environmental impact assessments
Neetha Selliah Programme Coordinator • Fisheries governance
Joseph Weekes Laboratory Technician • Coral reef & Water quality assesment
• Terrestrial/Marine field work
• UAS Mapping
Dale Benskin Information Technology Technician • Information technology
• Unmanned aerial systems
• Photography
Jennifer Hurley Administrative Assistant • Office administratoin
Mia Clarke Stenographer/Clerk (Secretary) • Videography/Photography
• Office administratoin
Postdoctoral & other researchers
Kimberly Baldwin Postdoctoral Research Associate • Geoinformatics, spatial analysis and UAS mapping
• Ecosystem based management & Marine Spatial Planning
• Participatory research and training initiatives
Shelly-Ann Cox Postdoctoral Research Associate • Adaptive co-management and Social networks
• Marine resource governance and Climate services
• Gender and Science Communication
Lisa Soares Postdoctoral Research Associate • Marine policy and politics
• Environmental and climate justice
• Gender
Julian Walcott Technical Officer • Caribbean Protected Areas Gateway
Catrina Hinds Project Coordinator • Sustainable tourism
• Disaster risk reduction
Karima Degia Project Manager • Coastal zone management
• Coastal ecosystems rehabilitation
• Environmental impact assessment