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Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies

About Us



Meet the entire SALISES Team at Cave Hill where our headquarters overlook the Caribbean Sea!  
Here, we are all committed to the task of producing and showcasing knowledge relevant to building Caribbean sustainable futures.
The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute was preceded by the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). In 1999 the Institute merged with the Mona-based Consortium Graduate School of Social Sciences (CGSSS). SALISES has since been a social science research and graduate teaching operation, extending the legacies of both ISER and CGSSS.

There are SALISES units located on three campuses of The UWI - Cave Hill in Barbados; Mona in Jamaica and St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Institute is aligned to the Faculty of Social Sciences, is served by an Advisory Board and is administratively an affiliate entity of the Vice-Chancellery.

The research fellows are published in broad areas of social science and development, their work appearing in reputable academic journals and major presses.  They also act as policy advisors and consultants to several organisations in the Caribbean region and international agencies. In addition, there are also a number of distinguished adjunct members of staff (Honorary Professors and Professors Emeriti) with considerable policy experience, who provide their expertise to the Institute.

We especially value the administrative, technical and service staff who provide administrative support to enable the Institute’s conference outreach; its production of the in-house Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies and the UWI-Global Belt and Road Magazine; several research projects; and the provision of a range of research services through our Audine Wilkinson Library

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies is located in the Owen Arthur CARICOM Research Complex (formerly the CARICOM Research Building), CARICOM Research Park, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, St. Michael Barbados.