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About SHRI

St Helena Research Institute

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a trusted partner to ensure research and innovation thrives and supports sustainable living in St Helena, enriching people’s lives, protecting our culture, heritage and natural environment. We seek to inspire and encourage scientific enquiry and life-long learning on St Helena to acquire new knowledge to solve problems that enrich people’s lives, protect our culture, heritage and natural environment.

The St Helena Research Institute is part of a growing network of Research Institutes across the South Atlantic and UK Overseas Territories, generating and sharing knowledge for the benefit of the Overseas Territories. The St Helena Research Institute has been established as a ‘Sister’ Institute to the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI).

Our goals

To promote and expand reputable research on St Helena, that contributes to sustainable development.

To protect St Helena’s people, heritage and environment.

To ensure equitable benefit sharing, maximising benefits to St Helena and the researcher

To promote ethical and responsible high quality research that respects, protects and benefits St Helena’s society, culture, heritage and environment

Meet the SHRI team!

Dr Rebecca Cairns-wicks

Dr Rebecca Cairns-Wicks

Research Institute Coordinator

(c) Zac Bargo

Selene Gough

BEST 2.0+ Project Officer

(c) Zac Bargo

Zac Bargo

Research Assistant

David Pryce

Digital Research Library Officer

Who We Work With

Our Partners

Visit Us

Canarvon Court, Education Learning Centre, Jamestown, St Helena


Contact Us

T. 00 (290) 22607

St Helena Government