Dr Kerrine Senior

Organisation: University of the West Indies, Mona Geoinformatics Institute 

Position: GIS Research Associate


Dr Kerrine Senior’s responsibilities as Policy Development Advisor under the SARTRAC Project are to prepare guidelines, workflows and processes relating to Sargassum management in Jamaica; evaluate policy recommendations and response regarding exploitation of Sargassum biomass; evaluate stakeholder responses to the Sargassum crisis with a focus on equitable resilience; develop policy options, national policy guidelines and framework relating to Sargassum management. 

Formally employed to Jamaica’s National Environment Planning Agency (NEPA) for 15 years, she holds a BSc Degree in Environmental Biology, an MPhil Degree in Coastal Ecology and a PhD in Marine Polices.  Her portfolio responsibilities also gave oversight of other technical areas of pollution prevention i.e. waste management (waste prevention and minimization as well as removal & disposal of hazardous wastes); assessment/ remediation of contaminated sites, closure of industrial facilities and management of chemical incidents