Mrs Patsy Robertson was the former Director of Information at the Commonwealth Secretariat, Official Spokesperson for the Commonwealth (1983-1994). Mrs Robertson worked as a senior Media Advisor for the Fourth World Conference on Women and Beijing +5 and with UNICEF on the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children 1991-1992. She is a Chair of Widows Rights International and the Commonwealth Association, and is a trustee of several charities including The Thomson Foundation, The Commonwealth Press Union and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum.
Senior Research Associate
Sindra Sharma-Khushal, PhD is a Senior Research Associate at the Ramphal Institute. She completed her Doctoral studies at the London School of Economics in Environmental Policy and Development. Her research looked at how microloans could be used to enable climate change adaptive and conservation behaviour in the context of Small Island Developing states. She has a broad background which includes behavioural economics, international development, environmental policy, environmental psychology, and cognitive neuropsychology.
Ginelle Greene is the Programme Officer at the Ramphal Institute. She is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Environment and Politics at the University of York. Her research focuses on "Green Transitioning and Innovation Governance in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Managing Implementation Under Constraints". Her professional background is as an International Development Professional and Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist focused on sustainable development implementation activities.
Research and Communications Officer
Matt Hefler is Research and Communications Officer at the Ramphal Institute. He is a PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. His research focuses on the role of secret intelligence in diplomacy and the creation of national foreign policies. His background is in modern history, great power conflict, and secret intelligence. He is a Commonwealth Scholar and Rotary International Global Grant Scholar (Peace and Conflict).