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


Small States & Territories, 2018

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

, 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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