Lloyd Waller

Lloyd Waller is a Lecturer in Methodology at the University of the West Indies , Mona-Jamaica. Lloyd Waller holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, with a specialization in Information and Communication for Development and Advanced Research Methods. His thesis entitled “ICT for Whose Development: Towards the development of methodologies and analytical tools for understanding and explaining the ICT for Development Phenomenon” attempts to develop advanced methodological tools for studying the ICT for Development Phenomenon. Dr. Waller also holds a BSc in International Relations, an MSc Sociology of Development both from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica . Dr. Waller specializes in the development, advancement and use of relevant research methodologies, methods and analytical tools to integrate technology, business, government and society for the purpose of development. His primary areas of research are (1) Advanced Research Methodologies and (2) Development Studies - with a special emphasis on corruption, electronic governance, as well as information and communication technologies in foreign trade and development. His secondary areas of research include: Project Management; Small Business Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. Dr. Waller is the Strategic Polling and Survey Manager in the Research Unit of the Centre for Leadership and Governance as well as the Logistic Survey Manager for the Boxill Polls. His new book The role of Discourse in ICT for Development:: Lessons from Jamaica looks at how representations of ICT for Development can impact livelihood development outcomes.