I organise a series of multidisciplinary Research Seminars, which are intended to support our research activities by giving faculty an opportunity to present and get feedback on their research. So far the series has been quite successful, with presentations from faculties across the university.

We welcome presentations.  The schedule below contains links to the presentations and also indicates the available slots for this semester. Please indicate your preferred date and the topic of your presentation by emailing me at, or by calling me at 655-9219.

All Seminars will be held in the Education Lecture Theatre, between 11:00 am – 12:15 pm on the assigned dates, except for the days on which Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences meets, in which case the seminars will start at 1:30pm and end at 2:45pm.

General Guidelines
1. The seminars are open to all faculty members with an interest in development research, practice and policy, but 3rd and final year students, and especially post-graduate students, are also encouraged to attend.
2. Completed research as well as work in progress can be presented.
3. All presentations and/or research papers are to be made available one (1) week in advance of the actual presentation day.
4. The duration of a seminar is one hour: Thirty (30) minutes for the actual presentation and thirty (30) minutes for the discussion. Both multi-disciplinary research and research that might be very specialized in a particular sub-discipline are encouraged.

Schedule for Semester II, 2011/2012

 DateResearch Topic Presenter
15th February   
22nd February   

29th February 

Assessing The Impact Of Institutional Conditions Upon Programme Design For REDD: Methodological Design 
Tim Laing
PhD Candidate, Geography and Environment, LSE

 7th March
The Deficit in Industrial Policy in Guyana: A Review of 1999-2011 Vs The World Bank’s Functional Model of Growth
 (Paper Presented at UWI 5TH Conference on Economy)

Joycelyn Williams, Dept. of Economics 

14th March 
The Creole Newspaper (1846) Inflecting Analysis of Race Relations in Guyana Today 
Paloma Mohamed, Dept. of Mass Communications
 21th March
Thesis Presentation: Systematic Innovation In Business
Kwesi Adams
MsC Student, Engineering Business Management
University of Warwick 

28th March** 

 4th April A Methodology for Nationwide Surveys in GuyanaTroy Thomas
PhD Candidate, University of Ghent 
 11th AprilRevealed Comparative Advantage and Competitiveness of CARICOM vis-à-vis Canada: An Analysis for Four Member States  Dianna DaSilva, Researcher, IDS 
 18th AprilA Financial Analysis of the Amaila Falls Hydro Project Tim Laing and Thomas Singh 

25th April** 

Modeling Political Influence on the Choice of Policies for REDD+ 
Tim Laing
PhD Candidate, Geography and Environment, LSE 
 2nd May To Cut or Not to Cut: Contribution to A Panel Discussion on Budget 2012Thomas B. Singh 

** Due to Faculty Board Meeting on these days, all Seminars will commence at 1:30 pm instead of 11:00 am.