UNESCO Co-Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability; Professor

BA; PGCE (Malta); MA (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague); PhD (Warwick)

Dr. Godfrey Baldacchino is sole author or lead co-author of 22 books and monographs, sole editor or lead co-author of 23 other publications and (co) author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters since 1988. Dr. Baldacchino has secured approximately US$1 million in research funding since 2002 and has been an invited keynote speaker for over 50 international events. UPEI’s Canada Research Chair in Island Studies from 2003-2013, Dr. Baldacchino is the founding editor of the flagship Island Studies Journal. Profile credit to

Recent Publications

Brands and branding

Routledge international handbook of island studies, 2018

Society and community

Routledge international handbook of island studies, 2018

Routledge international handbook of Island Studies

Routledge, 2018


Small States & Territories, 2018

Seizing history: development and non-climate change in Small Island Developing States [Earlycite]

International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 2017

Research Classification

  • No classification given

Research Interests

  • Patterns of governance in sub-national island jurisdictions
  • Extreme cold-water island tourism
  • Impact of bridges on island communities
  • Successful small manufacturing firms from small islands
  • Brain rotation
  • Immigration
  • Labour relations
  • Human resource management
  • Adult education
  • Worker empowerment
  • The development of co-operatives
  • Nissology
  • Island Studies
  • Islands and migration
  • The interface of ecology, economic development and good governance on small island jurisdictions
  • Island studies
  • Nissology

Current Scholars in Island Studies

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