About Us: Meet our PhD Candidate
Shelly-Ann Cox is currently a PhD candidate at CERMES attached to the Marine Resource Governance in the Eastern Caribbean (MarGov) project.

Her research seeks to investigate the formal and informal processes and conditions, for establishing and sustaining the adaptive co-management of small scale fisheries. The sea egg fisheries in Barbados and St Lucia have been selected as the focus of the study.

In May of this year, she completed her BSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Management with Marine Biology at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus.

Her work experience includes summer internships at the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) and Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU). At each regulatory agency, she produced a report on an environmental issue. At EPD her research focused on used oil management in Barbados and at the CZMU she investigated the abundance and diversity of rockyshore organisms in Barbados.

Shelly-Ann's main objective in life is to assist in the overall management of the environment, thereby contributing to the availability of resources for future generations. She believes that her research here at CERMES will help her to achieve this objective.

Shelly-Ann Cox

PhD Candidate
BSc (UWI, St. Augustine)
MSc (UWI, Cave Hill)

Email: shelly.cox@cavehill.uwi.edu