Coastal and Marine Livelihoods and Governance Programme

Dr Patrick McConney is Senior Lecturer, Marine Resource Management Planning, at the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Barbados.

Patrick is a former fisheries manager with an interdisciplinary PhD in resource management from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He teaches blended and online graduate courses in environmental and resource management. His current applied research, and that of his students, is mainly on small-scale fisheries and marine protected area social-ecological systems in the Wider Caribbean. This research includes ecosystem approaches, livelihoods, socio-economics, gender, adaptive capacity, resilience, management, planning, institutions, organisations and governance.

Patrick previously served on CANARI’s Board as an Elected Partner and has played – and continues to play – an active role in the Karipanou Alliance [link to Partner with Us] and other regional project collaborations between CANARI and CERMES.