Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES)



Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard

Demographer/Statistician with interest in VAWG Data Collection


Godfrey St. Bernard is a Senior Fellow in The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. He has studied population dynamics across the Latin America and the Caribbean for the past thirty years. Having pioneered the establishment of the M.Sc. in Development Statistics in 2008, Dr. St. Bernard successfully co-ordinated the programme in the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) since 2008.  As a demographer/statistician, he has advised major international institutions on technical matters pertaining to predicting, projecting and forecasting population sizes and other related social and demographic phenomena across Latin America and the Caribbean.  Dr. St. Bernard has been the UWI Principal Researcher on several International Research Projects.  He has been a Past President of the Caribbean Studies Association and is currently the Chief Editor of the new online Journal of the Caribbean Association of Professional Statisticians. 


Professor Paula Morgan

Gender Specialist with interest in VAWG


Paula Morgan, Professor of West Indian Literature and Culture has done extensive research on gender, violence and trauma; crime and its representation in the Anglophone Caribbean; and pedagogical approaches to Caribbean literature and culture.

Dr Morgan has published numerous essays and over ten single-authored, co-authored or co-edited journal collections, instructional texts and scholarly books, including: Writing Rage: Unmasking Violence in Caribbean Discourse (co-authored with Valerie Youssef) (UWI Press) and The Terror and the Time: Banal Violence and Trauma in Caribbean Discourse (UWI Press).

Paula Morgan has served the University of the West indies in numerous senior administrative positions including University Director of the Regional Coordinating Office of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies UWI, Regional Headquarters Mona; Head of Department of Liberal Arts Deputy Dean, Outreach for at the Faculty of Humanities and Education St Augustine.

Paula Morgan has received awards for teaching, publication and graduate supervision.


Professor Corin Bailey

Geographer/Qualitative Research Methodologist with an interest in crime and violence


Professor Bailey is the Director of the institute of Criminal Justice and Security at the University of the West Indies, SALISES. He situates his work within the field of sociology with a special interest in crime/violence related research. His work on Caribbean crime employs a primary interpretive methodological framework and has resulted in the publication of scholarly work through a variety of mediums, including 16 peer reviewed journal articles; 3 peer-reviewed book chapters and; 4 peer-reviewed books.

Professor Bailey has conducted policy analysis for national, regional and international governments and agencies. These have included the Government of Jamaica, the Government of Barbados, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), CARICOM, the Central Development Bank (CDB), The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN (FAO) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)


Mr. Joel Joseph

Managing Director of QURE LTD.


Joel Joseph is a research specialist with over 2 decades worth of experience in exploring social behaviour. Joel founded his own research company, QURE LTD. In 2007 and has since collaborated with local and international organisations engaging in multidisciplinary research, covering economics, management, marketing, engineering and sociology. Joel has continuously sought innovative means of documenting and measuring social phenomena. Over the past 7 years, he has been the lead consultant on several projects, namely the National Crime and Victimization Survey in Trinidad and Tobago, the Women's Health Study in Trinidad and Tobago, Youth and COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago and Violence Against Women and Girls in Guyana. Joel has also been a part of the Women's Health Study in Suriname as an analyst and co-author.


Dr. Amanda K. Thomas

Applied Statistician/Research Methodologist and specialist in R Programming


Dr. Amanda K. Thomas is a Research Methodologist and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Research and Innovation at the University of the Southern Caribbean. Her research interests include transformative educational praxis and interdisciplinary theoretical and applied qualitative, quantitative, mixed and evaluation research designs. She is the recipient of several institutional research awards for her publications, presentations and collaborative research projects. Her co- authored work, “Deeper than wordplay: A systematic review of critical quantitative education research 1997-2020” was recently accepted for publication in the top tier journal The Review of Education Research, along with forthcoming publications in the Handbook of Critical Education Research, Theory and Methodology and the Handbook of Research Methods in Disability Scholarship. Dr. Thomas is also an avid statistics literacy advocate who enjoys solitude, gardening, reading, mentoring students and spending time with her family, friends, and pet rabbit, Caret.


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