Dr Ava Maxam

Organisation: University of the West Indies, Mona Geoinformatics Institute 

Position: Deputy Director


Dr Ava Maxam is a member of the Project Management Board who will be providing expertise in Zoology and GIS for the SARTRAC project. She completed her PhD studies in Oceanography at the University of the West Indies, where she also obtained a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Zoology and Botany.

She is currently Deputy Director of MGI, where she manages the Natural Hazards & Environment Division, the Human & Social Division, and the Software Development Division. As lecturer at the University of the West Indies, she delivers Geographic Information Systems (GIS) courses to graduates, undergraduates and professionals.

Dr Maxam’s range of professional experience has spanned from coastal processes modelling and spatial analysis, to developing spatial solutions for clients across private and government sectors. She has led consultancies in GIS application, coastal hydrodynamic modelling, as well as oceanographic, environmental, ecological and bio-physical assessments.