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Joan Phillips

Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Department of Government, Sociology & Social Work
University of West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda


Dr. Joan Phillips is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Sociology in the Department. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, and completed her PhD at the University of Bedfordshire. She is also a recipient of a Leverhulme Post-doctoral fellowship from the University of London, Royal Holloway. Dr. Phillips has extensive research and lecturering experience both in the region and internationally. Her previous employment experience includes Lecturer at the University of Brighton, University of London and University of Reading. She was a Research Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute in the UK and is a reviewer for a number of academic journals.

Research Interest

Classical Social Theory Tourism of Development Gender and Development


  • Potter, R.B. and Phillips, J. (2009) Bajan-Brit second-generation return and migration:‘…where am I supposed to be – in mid-air?!

  • Raby, R &Phillips, J   ( 2011) Tourism in the twenty first century, power commodification and consumption.” 

  • L. Bury and J. Phillips, 2015 Hackney Pause Pilot: Phase I, Evaluation of a pilot to support women who have had multiple and consecutive children removed through care proceedings,

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