Dr Judith Gobin

Head of Department, Senior Lecturer in Zoology

Department of Life Sciences

The University of The West Indies

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 1 (868) 662 2002 ext 8204

1(868) 663-5241

Email: judith.gobin@sta.uwi.edu


List and citations


  • Ph.D. (Marine Ecology) University of Exeter, England 1994.
  • MPhil (Pollution Ecology) UWI, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies 1988.
  • B.Sc. (Zoology/Botany) U.W.I., St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies 1982.

Fellowships and Training

  • Certificate in Judicial Writing (Distinction) - 2014 University of Nevada, Judicial College
  • Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Distinction) - 2013 UWI. Centre for Teaching Excellence and Learning
  • Certificate in On-line teaching - 2010. UWI. Centre for Teaching Excellence and Learning

Research Interests

  • Caribbean Deep Sea Biodiversity
  • Marine Invasive Species
  • Marine Biodiversity (benthos) of Rocky shores, Soft-bottom sediments and the Deep sea
  • Exploration (Oil and Gas) and Industrial pollution impacts on marine benthos biodiversity
  • Marine Biology, Benthic Ecology (intertidal, rocky shore, coastal and marine and Deep sea), Marine Invasives, Marine biodiversity

Professional Experience

  • Snr. Lecturer - Dept. of Life Sciences, UWI 2016- present
  • Lecturer - Dept. of Life Sciences, UWI 2002-2016

Honours and Awards

  • 2014 NIHERST (National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) Julian Kenny Award for Science (Silver)

Public Service

  • 2005-present: Member, Asa Wright Nature Centre Board

Professional Memberships

  • Deep Sea Biology Society

Courses Taught

  • Marine Ecology
  • Coastal Ecosystems Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Research Projects

  • Benthic Ecology -Deep sea benthos, DVD: Deep Sea Wonders of the Caribbean

Graduate Students

  • Ali, Lauren. MPhil. Co-supervision with Prof. I. Ramnarine: An investigation of the Shark Fishery in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Jute, Alana. PhD. An investigation into Ships’ Ballast Waters in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Ms. La Daana Kanhai: Assessment of the various levels of contamination in the Caroni Swamp. Co-supervisor with Dr. D. Beckles. (degree awarded)
  • Ms. Melissa Atwell: Spatial and Temporal Variability of Water Quality Parameters in relation to Mangrove Zonation along the Godineau River, Trinidad. Co-supervisor with Dr. M. Wuddivira. (degree awarded).
  • Ms. Loraine Daniel : An investigation of the benthic macrofauna of Thalassia beds of Trinidad and Tobago. Co-supervisor with Prof. I. Ramnarine. (in progress)

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