Dr. Janice Cumberbatch

Lecturer, Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

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Janice Cumberbatch Ph.D. is a lecturer in the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. She has a Doctorate in Participatory Planning, a Masters in Envionmental Studies and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. She teaches courses in Environmental Planning, Professional Skills for Natural Resource Management, Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainable Tourism. Prior to joining CERMES, Dr. Cumberbatch was the founder and Executive Director of Social and Environmental Management Services Inc. (SEMS), a private consulting firm that offered services in the areas of social and gender impact assessments and social surveys; social and environmental policy research; social and environmental planning; community mobilization; and seminar and workshop design and facilitation.

Dr. Cumberbatch has both academic as well as hands on experience of both development and environmental management and planning within the Caribbean and has worked on projects in many of the English speaking islands including, Barbados, St. Lucia, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bermuda, Antigua, Anguilla, Guyana, Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Kitts, Nevis, Trinidad, the British Virgin Islands and Jamaica. Dr. Cumberbatch has over 20 years professional experience in participatory research, environmental management, social and gender impact assessment, heritage tourism management, meeting facilitation and training.  She has also published several articles in the areas of environmental management, climate change, social planning and sustainable development.