Dalton Watler-Lyons, PhD

Dalton Watler-Lyons, PhD

Dalton Watler-Lyons
Dalton Watler-Lyons

Dalton Watler-Lyons

A resident of the Cayman Islands, Dr Dalton Watler-Lyons has a history of working for the government of the Cayman Islands, most recently in the role of a Deputy Chief Officer, but his background and passion has long been in sports.

He has represented the Cayman Islands in a number of international sporting events including the Island Games in 2001, the CAC Games in El Salvador (2002), the Commonwealth Games in England in 2004 and again in Australia in 2006.

His educational career has mirrored his life-long interest in sports and physical activity beginning with his BA in physical education earned from Cost University in Colombia.  Further accolades were earned including an M.B.A. in Recreation and Parks from Prescott College, Arizona USA and a diploma in Sports Administration and pedagogy from Manuel Farjado University in Cuba.

It is of no surprise then that when looking to cap his academic career with a Doctorate, Dalton chose to study for a Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in Sports Tourism with Warnborough College.   Focusing on his Cayman Island home, he wrote his thesis examining how the sports economy of the country could be sustained through sports tourism.

His continued work advocated for sports and the benefit that physical activity can bring was recognized by the Caymen’s Island government who awarded Dr Watler-Lyons the Medal of Honour (Member) in 2013. In 2015, he successfully completed the MEMOS (Executive Masters in Sport Organisations Management) programme.