Researcher Biography Research Interests Publications
Dr. Natasha Kay Mortley

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.

Academic interests

  • Migration and diaspora studies
  • Gender-based violence
  • Caribbean masculinities
  • Gender and climate change
  • Gender and leadership 

Outreach interests


    • St. Lucian Women on the Move: The Impacts of Gender Relations on Migration Decisions.  November 2009. VDM Verlag Publishing House Ltd.


    Dr. Dalea Bean

    Dr Dalea Bean is a Lecturer and Graduate Coordinator at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Regional Coordinating Office at the University of the West Indies. Before working with the IGDS, she taught in the Department of History at UWI in the areas of women's history and Caribbean history. She pursued a Bachelor of Arts at UWI in African and Caribbean History and Political Science and graduated with a first class honours in 2002. She then completed her PhD in History on the topic "Jamaican Women and World Wars I and II".

    Academic interests

    • Women’s involvement in the World Wars
    • Gender and conflict Situations
    • Caribbean History
    • Caribbean Masculinities
    • Gender relations in the hotel and tourism industry 


    • Jamaican Women and the World Wars: On the Front Lines of Change (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2017
    • Jamaican Women of Distinction: Holding up More than Half the Sky. Kingston: RJR Gleaner Communications Group. Ian Randle Publishers, 2020.
    • Jamaican Women and the World Wars: On the Front Lines of Change (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2017