Jabeth Dacanay

Jabeth is interested in looking at the regulation of shipping, and its existing labour regulatory framework at both the national and international level. She will also study how seafarers interact or negotiate their rights and welfare issues under a complex and highly globalised regulatory framework.

Jabeth is a maritime lawyer in the Philippines. Before joining the programme Jabeth headed the Maritime Legal Affairs Office of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) of the Philippines. She graduated cum laude at the Far Eastern University Institute of the Law in 1997 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1998. She obtained her Master of Science Degree in Maritime Affairs specializing in Maritime Administration from the World Maritime University (WMU), Malmo, Sweden in 2003 under the Nippon Foundation/Sasakawa Fellowship Programme.

The ultimate dream of Jabeth is to be able to represent the causes of seafarers in every available forum with the end view of promoting and protecting their rights and welfare.


• Foundation Lecture: Politics of Place in a Globalised World 
Speaker: Prof. Doreen Massey
Date: 20 February 2008

• Employer Exposure and Trust
Speaker: Prof. Theo Nichols
Date: 13 December 2007 – Committee Room I, Glamorgan Building

• Globalisation, Employment and Transitory Migration: the Example of Seafarers
Speaker: Prof. Helen Sampson
Date: 08 November 2007 – Committee Room I, Glamorgan Building


• Effective Researcher
Aneurin Bevan, 4th Floor, Union Building
18 March 2008

• Word: Working with Long Documents
Training Room 2, Julian Hodge Study Centre
14 March 2008

• Academic Writing in Social Sciences
Room 1.67 Glamorgan Building
07 November 2007

• Starting Out: Induction Event for Research Students
Graduate Centre Reception
24 October 2007 

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