Sarah Mahadeo

Research Intern

Sarah is no longer employed by Nordregio, for contact or further information, please contact [email protected]

Sarah is a Biologist/Urban and Regional Planner currently specialising in Maritime Spatial Planning. She has 5 years of work experience as a town planner in Trinidad and Tobago in development management with the state. Her current research is on developing a conceptual framework for land-sea interactions and formulating a checklist for including these in maritime spatial planning.

Research Interests:

  • Stakeholder engagement in land and sea planning
  • Heritage and Culture in Maritime Spatial Planning
  • Land-Use and Maritime Spatial Planning in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
  • Exploring the integration of terrestrial and maritime spatial planning

Academic Qualifications:
Erasmus Mundus Master Maritime Spatial Planning (expected graduation September 2018) University of Seville, University of Azores, University IUAV Venice
BSc. Urban and Regional Planning (2011) Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
BSc. Biology (2006) University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Prior Positions:
Town Planner, Town and Country Planning Division, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (2011-2016)

Nordregio Projects:
Pan Baltic Scope. Current work is in WP 1.3 Land-sea interaction in Maritime Spatial Planning. Research involves providing a conceptual framework for land-sea interaction (LSI) and developing a checklist for including LSI in maritime spatial planning.

Bonus Basmati. Research is on developing the analytical framework for sustainable allocation of marine space with a specific focus on knowledge and tools supporting the involvement of different categories of stakeholders.

Member of the Working Committee for the formulation of a national standard for accessible buildings and facilities in Trinidad and Tobago.
TTS/ANSI/ICC A117.1:2014, Accessible and usable buildings and facilities. Publication of the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards.