Dr. Tara  Inniss


Dr. Tara Inniss
Title: Lecturer in History
Department: History
Discipline: History
Additional Titles: Director, UWI/ OAS Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN) Coordinator, Heritage Studies
Qualifications: PhD History, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus (2008)
MSD, University of New South Wales (2007)
CUTL, The UWI, Cave Hill Campus (2011)
BA Hons., York University (2001)
Contact: Room: #5, Suite A19 Tel.: (246) 417-4934 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: tara.inniss@cavehill.uwi.edu
Teaching Areas: History of Medicine
History of Social Policy
Heritage Studies
Family History
Tara A. Inniss is a Lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy at Cave Hill Campus, The University of the West Indies (UWI). The areas of focus for her teaching and research include: history of medicine; history of social policy; and heritage and social development. In 2002-03, she received a Split-Site Commonwealth PhD Scholarship to study at the UWI/ University of Manchester. In 2007, she completed a Masters in International Social Development at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Dr. Inniss is the Director of the UWI/ OAS Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN). She has also served as a delegate for the Government of Barbados on the World Heritage Committee. She currently serves on the executive committees for the Barbados Museum and Historical Society and the Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH).
  • Caribbean History
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Social Development
  • Caribbean Heritage

"Of Roots and Routes: Visioning Barbados' Cultural Heritage through Trails Development -- The Barbados Trailway". In Pre-Colonial and Post-Contact Archaeology in Barbados: Past, Present, and Future Research Directions. Eds. Maaike De Waal, Niall Finneran and Matthew Reilly. Sidestone, 2018

“Femme affranchie et femme légitime. Un héritage inéquitable à la Barbade (XVIIIe siècle)” Clio Femmes, Genre, Histoire: Le genre dans laes mondes caribeens. 50: 125-138 2019

With Marcia Pilgrim and Garry Hornby. (2018). “Selective secondary school education in Barbados: the need for change”. Journal of International and Comparative Education. 2018 7(2): 111-126.
“Resolved to Make a Trial of It: The Plantation, Medical Experimentation and the Development of Medical Knowledge in the British Caribbean”. Shibboleths. 2017 5(1): 52-65. http://www.shibboleths.net/5/1.htm.
“’Distempered, Maimed and Worn Out’: Some Perspectives on Slavery and Disability in Barbados and Antigua.” Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. LXV 2019


Additional Information:

UWI/ OAS Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN)

Japanese Funds-In-Trust (JFIT)/ UNESCO World Heritage Nomination for the Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar and Rum and Sustainable Heritage Tourism Programme (Caribbean)

      St. Kitts Stipendiary Magistrate Documentation Project

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Faculty of Humanities and Education
Telephone: (246) 417-4385/87 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: humanities@cavehill.uwi.edu