I am a Senior Lecturer in Macroeconomics, within the Economics and Finance Subject Group, at Portsmouth Business School. I have been lecturing and tutoring economics and related modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum for around a decade. My research focuses on the changes in financial and macroeconomic relationships under alternative market conditions, especially crisis episodes.
Before coming to the University of Portsmouth, I held academic positions at the University of Keele and the University of the West Indies. At the former, I taught intermediate macroeconomics, introductory macroeconomics, and introductory microeconomics to undergraduates for three years within the Keele Business School. At the latter institution, I delivered a range of modules including applied statistics, econometrics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics and statistics, and quantitative methods at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels for four years within the Department of Agricultural Economics.
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
- Canadian Economics Association member
- Centre for Blue Governance member
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Member of the Royal Economic Society
I regularly review for a number of international scholarly journals in the fields of economics, finance, and other related disciplines.
My research interests are in the areas of applied econometrics, energy economics, energy finance, financial stability analysis, topics in natural resource economics, and economic issues in small island developing states.
Applications are invited for self-funded PhD positions on the energy and the macroeconomy project.
I currently contribute to the following modules:
- U30870 Advanced Economics (level 6 - UG)
- U20444 International Economics (level 5 - UG; module coordinator)
I serve as a supervisor to students reading the U30871 Economics Research Project (level 6 - UG) and U20472 MSc Dissertation (level 7 - PG). I also guest lecture on U20461 Development Economics (level 6 - UG). In the past, I have also coordinated and taught on the postgraduate module U25292 Economics. I am BMC certified, and I provide Bloomberg terminal demonstrations on Open Days and Applicant Experience Days for the Economics and Finance Subject Group.