List of Professional Geologists in Jamaica

List of geologists recognized by the Geological Society of Jamaica as professional members with professional qualifications.

Jamaican CODE OF ETHICS for Geologists.

Donovan Blissett

Richard Coutou

Shonel Dwyer

Taneisha Edwards

Sherene James-Williamson

Simon Mitchell

Anika Sutherland

Donovan Blissett

Donovan Blissett
B.Sc. Geology (UWI, Mona)
Ph.D. Geology (New Brunswick, Canada)
7 years experience as a geologist
Ichnology
carbonate sedimentology
palaeoecology
palaeoenvironments
hard rock geology
Currently a Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Geology (UWI, Mona). I graduated with a B.Sc degree in geology, UWI Mona (1998) and a PhD in Geology from University of New Brunswick (2006). My main research interest includes ichnology, carbonate sedimentology, palaeoecology, palaeoenvironments, and hard rock geology. Study areas include Caribbean Islands and comparatively Belize.

Richard Coutou

Richard Coutou
B.Sc.Geology (UWI, Mona)
M.Phil. Geology (UWI, Mona)
6 Years Experience as a Geologist
Sedimentology
Clastic Sedimentology
Coastal Hazards and Marine Geology
Stratigraphy
Geological Mapping
Petroleum Geology
Mr. Richard Coutou holds a BSc. in Geology and a M.Phil. in Geology from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. His thesis was entitled: “Sedimentology and Provenance of Cretaceous and Eocene Clastic Sedimentary Rocks of Jamaica”. Richard has experience in coastal hazards through working with the Marine Geology Unit, at the Department of Geography and Geology, UWI, and has also worked on other consultancies and projects which range from environmental impact assessments to oil exploration. He continues to contribute to geology through the GSJ as well as assisting in many research projects with lecturers and professors at University of the West Indies, with whom he has published scientific papers.

shonel

Shonel Dwyer
B.Sc. Geology (UWI, Mona)
M.Sc. Natural Resource Management (Water Resources Management) (UWI, Mona)
9 years experience as a geologist
Water Resources Shonel Dwyer has been a hydrogeologist with the Water Resources Authority (Resource Planning and Investigations Unit) since 2004. Her career has been well founded on the principles and practice of karst hydrology. Most notably, is her work on the appraisal of water resources in the karst terrains of the ‘Cockpit Country’ and the SW/SE constituencies of St. Elizabeth Parish. These studies were followed by a series of groundwater assessments in the varying hydrologic subdivisions on the island toward the management, development and exploitation of groundwater resources.

Taneisha Edwards

Taneisha Edwards
B.Sc. Geology (UWI, Mona)
5 years experience as a geologist
Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Geological Mapping. I am currently pursuing a PhD in sedimentary geochemistry. I have significant field experience and field mapping skills due to several years of weekly field activities. My research entails the geological evolution, geochemistry and diagenesis of Holocene beachrocks and aeolianites in addition to Eocene gypsum and carbonates particularly dolomite. I have always been captivated by economics of geology in Jamaica: particularly prospecting, mining and aggregate extraction, as well as rehabilitation and remediation of mined out lands. I can be available for detailed field mapping and thin section analysis for industrial and or domestic projects.

sherene

Sherene James-Williamson
B.Sc. Earth Science (UWI, Mona)
Ph.D. Geology (UWI, Mona)
8 years experience as a geologist
Sedimentology
Stratigraphy
Geoarchaeology.
Dr. Sherene James-Williamson is Lecturer and Museum Curator at the Department of Geography and Geology, the University of the West Indies, Mona. She holds a BSc in Earth Science (2001) and a PhD in Geology (2008) from The University of the West Indies (UWI). Dr. James-Williamson’s primary area of research is sedimentology and stratigraphy, but more recently, has embarked on research projects centred around geoarchaeology.

Simon Mitchell

Simon Mitchell
Professor of Sedimentary Geology
B.Sc. Geology (Hull, U.K.)
Ph.D. Geology (Liverpool, U.K.)
24 years experience as a geologist
Simon's Web Page
Simon's Google Scholar profile
Caribbean Geology; Sedimentology; Petroleum Geology; Palaeontology (rudists, foraminifers, belemnites); Geological Mapping; Geochemistry My work aims to understand the geology of Jamaica, within a Caribbean framework, and to use the results for scientific and societal use. This has led to more than 100 scientific papers, and has contributed to: petroleum exploration around the Caribbean, to mining of aggregates and limestone in Jamaica, and to various construction and environmental projects, inclusive of numerous consultancies.

Anika Sutherland

Anika Sutherland
B.Sc. Geology (UWI, Mona)
M.Sc. Natural Resource Managaement (UWI, Mona)
Water Resources Anika Sutherland is a Hydrogeologist with the Water Resources Authority since 2001. Earned a BSc in Geology from UWI – Mona in Jamaica and MSc in Natural Resources Management from UWI-Cavehill in Barbados. Areas of expertise include conducting feasibility studies for utilising water sources; well design and yield testing; developing strategies for water resources protection.
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