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I am a Senior Lecturer in Macroeconomics and I serve as the Economics and Finance Departmental Director for Postgradaute Research at Portsmouth Business School. I also hold the role of PhD Programme Lead for the Centre for Innovative and Sustainable Finance. I have over a decade of experience teaching economics and related modules, across the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. My main research focuses on how economic and financial relationships change under alternative market conditions, especially in the wake of shocks.



Before coming to the University of Portsmouth, I held academic positions at the Universities of Keele and the West Indies. I also had a stint in banking supervision at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, where I obtained practitioner experience in the areas of anti-money laundering, credit risk assessment, and financial stability analysis. 


  • PhD Economics | University of Keele
  • PGCert Higher Education Teaching | University of Keele
  • MPhil Agricultural Economics | University of the West Indies
  • MSc Economics and Econometrics | University of Nottingham
  • BSc Economics | University of the West Indies


Scholarly activities

I regularly review for a number of international scholarly journals in the fields of economics, finance, and other related disciplines. During my own PhD studies, I served as the Keele Business School PhD student representative and helped orgainse the Annual Social Sciences PGR Symposium at Keele University in 2017 and 2018. I continue to regularly organise and coordinate doctoral research events and training activities for PhD students, in the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance; in the Centre for Innovative and Sustainable Finance; and across the wider university. I also served on the local organising committee for the 54th Annual Conference of the Money, Macro and Finance Society held in Portsmouth in September 2023.

Teaching Responsibilities

I currently contribute to the following modules:

  • M30870 Advanced Economics (level 6 - UG; macroeconomics lecturer)
  • M20444 International Economics (level 5 - UG; module coordinator and open economy macroeconomics lecturer)
  • M30871 Economics Research Project (level 6 - UG; supervisor)
  • M20461 Development Economics (level 6 - UG; guest lecturer)
  • M20472 MSc Research Methods and Dissertation (level 7 - PG; supervisor)
  • M30887 Personal Development Planning for Economists (level 5 - UG; personal tutor)
  • M30888 Personal Development Planning for Economists (level 6 - UG; personal tutor)

In the past, I have also coordinated and taught on the postgraduate module M25292 Economics. I am BMC certified and I have provided Bloomberg terminal demonstrations on Open Days and Applicant Experience Days for both Keele and Portsmouth Business Schools. 

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of empirical macroeconomics and finance; energy economics; environmental economics; and small island developing states (SIDS). I have published articles in academic journals such as the Canadian Journal of Economics, Energy Economics, Finance Research Letters, The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, and The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. I have also written chapter and encyclopaedia entries for books in energy finance and energy economics. My work also features in The Conversation media outlet. 

I welcome PhD applications, in my areas of interest, from suitably qualified candidates.

Current PhD students:

  • K Stoner - energy finance (co-supervised with Prof L Hunt)
  • Z Lamprakis - energy economics (co-supervised with Prof L Hunt and Dr P Kipouros)
  • S Moonsammy - sustainability (co-supervised with Prof A Thorpe)
  • A Rahaman - debt sustainability (co-supervised with Dr G Magkonis)
  • K Goseine - climate change and small states (co-supervised with Prof N Williams and Dr A Seenath - U. of Oxford)
  • U Hay - energy and environmental economic policy (co-supervised with Dr G Magkonis)

Visiting Scholar mentorship:

  • N Blampied – macroeconomics – University of Genoa – completed (fall 2022)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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