Institute for Gender and Development Studies
(Regional Coordinating Office)

Dr. Natasha Mortley



Natasha Kay Mortley is a Lecturer and Research Methodologist at the IGDS – RCO.   She holds a B.Sc in Sociology, MPhil in Sociology of Development and PhD in Migration and Diaspora Studies.  Her PhD Dissertation (2008) focused on the migration of nurses and the impact on Caribbean health care system.  In 2010 she was one of five recipients of the Global Development Network Award for Migration and Development.

Dr. Mortley has extensive experience in the field of Development Studies, having been engaged in a multi-disciplinary approach to key developmental challenges of particular relevance to the Caribbean region.  Her research work has been in the areas of migration & diaspora studies; migration, health & development; medical tourism; diaspora tourism; sports tourism; gender & leadership; gender & entrepreneurship; gender & climate change; and contemporary Caribbean masculinities.  Her disciplinary focus over the past 15 years has been dedicated to integrating a gender perspective to Caribbean social development and policy issues. She considers herself an avid advocate for gender equality and gender justice. 

Dr. Mortley’s current migration work involves the development of ‘love power migration’ theory together with Co author Dr. Andrea Baldwin.  Love power migration applies a transnational feminist lens to the migration experiences and contributions of Caribbean women in the diaspora.  Dr. Mortley currently serves as the Strategic Advisor to the OECS Commission on Migration and Gender. For more go to Linkedin page at:


Contact Details

Dr. Natash Mortley
977-7365 Ext. 8841