Governance​

The St Helena Research Institute has been established as an affiliated centre under the Education & Employment Directorate’s Life Long Learning Sector (Education Committee St Helena Research Institute Policy, 2019).

The business of the Institute is guided by a Steering Group, made up of a core group of partners, St Helena Life Long Learning Sector, Government of St Helena, Enterprise St Helena, St Helena National Trust and SAERI.

The Research Council authorises and oversees all research on St Helena as set out in the St Helena Research Policy, 2019. The St Helena Research Institute works closely with the St Helena Research Council, and offers support services to both the Research Council and the research community.

St Helena Research Council

The membership of the Research Council is made up as follows:

Chairperson:

Director of Education & Employment

Members:

Chief Environmental Officer 
Chief Executive for Economic Development
Director of the St Helena National Trust
Director Children and Adults Social Care
Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning

Non-voting Members:

Representative of SAERI
Coordinator of the St Helena Research Institute

Secretary

Administration and Support Officer, SHRI

Steering Group

The St Helena Research Institute Steering Group, is as an advisory group of key stakeholders, who support the work of the Research Institute and provides expert support and guidance in the development and operation of the St Helena Research Institute.

The membership of the Research Institute Steering Group is made up as follows:

Chairperson:

Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning

Members:

Chief Environmental Officer
Representative of SAERI
Representative of SHG Corporate Services
Member of the Education Committee
Representative of the St Helena National Trust
Representative of Enterprise St Helena
Representative from the Statistics Office
Coordinator of the St Helena Research Institute

Secretary

Administration and Support Officer, SHRI

People

I have over 23 years of experience living and working on the Island. I have a wide range of experience in the ecology, conservation and management of the Island’s wildlife and native habitats and impact assessment. I have worked in support of the establishment and development of the St Helena National Trust and the Millennium Forest at Horse Point.

I am thankful to Shirley Wahler, former Director of Education and Employment, who gave me the opportunity to take on and shape the early development of the Institute. Shirley’s passion and energy, rather like laughter, is contagious, and so I leapt at the challenge!
Dr Rebecca Cairns-Wicks, MBE
Coordinator
I’d like to introduce myself as Sheralee Yon, returning home to St Helena after 3 years working on the Falkland Islands. During my working career I’ve gained experiences in diverse fields, ranging from clerical to bar tending.

Along this path I have met a lot of different people of various cultures and the job that I now hold as Administration/Support Officer will allow me to use and build upon my experience to develop this new role.



Sheralee Yon
Administration & Support Officer

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