Dr. Natasha Mortley

Research Fellow


Natasha Kay Mortley is a Research Fellow at the IGDS – RCO.   She has B.Sc in Sociology;  MPhil in Sociology of Development and PhD in Migration and Diaspora Studies.  Her Doctoral research focused on Migration of Nurses and the Impact on Caribbean Health Care Systems.  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.  Over the past fifteen (15) years, she has focused on integrating a gender perspective to Caribbean social development and policy issues.  Her research work has been in the areas of migration & development studies; diaspora studies; gender & leadership; women & entrepreneurship; gender & climate change; gender-based violence and Caribbean masculinities. 

Dr. Mortley’s teaching areas include:

GEND6601 Key Theories and Debates in Gender and Development

GEND6101 Introduction to Research Methods for Gender Studies

GEND6102 Feminist Epistemology and Gender Research

GEND6505 Gender Analysis for Development Policy and Planning

GEND6103 Workshop Series on Research Protocols and Processes

Natasha Mortley serves as Strategic Advisor to the OECS Commission on Migration and Gender. For more visit her LinkedIn page at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-natasha-kay-mortley-294377107/ or email her at natasha.mortley02@uwimona.edu.jm