Dr Tara Inniss was awarded a Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship in 2002 and spent one year at the University of Manchester as part of her PhD research on the history of medicine. After the completion of her PhD at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados, Tara went on to study for a Master’s qualification in Social Development at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Her decision to study this course was a result of noting parallels between historic health issues and contemporary health development in the Caribbean and other developing world contexts during her PhD research. Upon returning to Barbados, she was employed as a part-time Lecturer and now a full-time Temporary Lecturer in the History Department at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill.

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