Jhenelle McIntyre

Jhenelle McIntyre


Personal profile


PhD Candidate in Business & Management with a research focus on Innovation, Management & Policy.

My passion and commitment to small islands’ economic development and growth, like those of the Caribbean, have shaped my academic studies and guided my professional experience. In addition to having academic qualifications in Strategic Innovation Management and International Trade Policy, my work experience has mostly been in industry promoting firms’ development, competitiveness and innovation in the Caribbean. My research interest investigates key innovation frameworks in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small island developing states (SIDS). My PhD research proposal introduced and briefly explored how the business model innovation (BMI) framework could be adapted by traditional resource-based businesses in the Caribbean to re-evaluate how they create and capture value, innovate and promote growth and development.

Supervisors: Ronnie Ramlogan and Elvira Uyarra

Internal Roles: MIoIR Doctoral Representative and Graduate Teaching Assistant (IMP Seminar Leader)

Prizes and awards

Alliance Manchester Business School PhD Studentship 2021-2025

University of Sussex Chancellor's International Scholarship 2019-2020

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Strategic Innovation Management (with Distinction), SPRU, University of Sussex


Award Date: 28 Oct 2020

Master of Science, International Trade Policy, University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus


Award Date: 30 Oct 2006

Bachelor of Science, International Relations (Major), Political Science (Major), University of the West Indies, Mona Campus


Award Date: 1 Sept 2005

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute of Innovation Research


  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Project Management
  • Industry Cluster Development
  • International Trade Policy