Journal Information


Seychelles Research Journal is published twice a year, in February and August. The aim of this online, open access journal is to demonstrate the vibrancy of research in and about Seychelles. Boundaries are drawn loosely to include comparable issues elsewhere in the western Indian Ocean and in small island states further afield.

Information on how to submit proposed articles and on the refereeing process is explained elsewhere in the website. New proposals are always encouraged.

Editor                                                                     Dennis Hardy

Deputy Editor/Web Design                           Jane Woolfenden

Marketing Consultant                                     Guy Morel

International Advisers

  • Ashton Berry, Consultant, Australia
  • David Brewster, National Security College, Australia
  • Christian Bueger, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Geoffrey Harris, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • Kelly Hoareau, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Pascal Nadal, Diocesan Service of Catholic Education, Mauritius
  • Peter Rudge, University of Staffordshire, UK
  • Nilanthi Samaranayake, CNA, USA
  • Jivanta Schottli, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Erika Techera, University of Western Australia
  • Kris Valaydon, Founding Editor, Island Studies, Mauritius

Internal Advisors

  • Sylvanna Antat, James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute
  • Diana Benoit, Sir James Mancham Peace and Diplomacy Research Institute
  • Penda Choppy, Creole Language and Culture Research Institute
  • Olga Klymenko, Education and Society Research Institute


Publication would not be  possible without the generous support of our sponsor:

The East Indies Co.

This is a publication of the University of Seychelles

The views and opinions represented in this publication are not necessarily those of the institutions to which the authors and/or advisers are affiliated and, additionally, should not be attributed to the publisher.

©2022 – Seychelles Research Journal, The University of Seychelles

Cover photograph © Jane Woolfenden

ISSN 1659-7435