Dr. Keron Niles

Lecturer - UWI
Managing Director - Koru Green Limited

Dr Keron Niles is currently a Lecturer within the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus. Prior to that appointment, he was employed as the Business Unit Manager for Research and Policy at the Economic Development Advisory Board of Trinidad and Tobago. He was directly responsible for the production of briefs that sought to outline the steps required to facilitate a sustainable green economy transition in Trinidad and Tobago. Within his portfolio, Dr Niles also had responsibility for promoting and facilitating economic diversification, particularly with respect to the creative sector and the energy sector. 

He has previously served as a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Otago (New Zealand). His research (which was a continuation of his doctoral work done at the same University) focused on mechanisms and policies necessary to facilitate a transition to renewable electricity generation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and Pacific in order to enhance their capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change and peak oil. 

At present, Dr Niles conducts research not only on climate change and the energy sector, but also on assessing cultural industries as a pathway to low carbon growth. Dr Niles is also the Managing Director of Koru Green Ltd, a firm dedicated to commercializing creative content throughout the Caribbean. 
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government (with minors in History and International Relations) from The University of West Indies and a Master’s Degree in International Law from the University of Aberdeen.