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 currently serves as Director of the OAS-funded Caribbean Heritage Network. She has served as a delegate for the Government of Barbados on the World Heritage Committee. She also was a member of the Research Team which assembled the Nomination Dossier for UNESCO World Heritage Property Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison. She currently sits on several committees for the Barbados World Heritage Committee, Barbados Museum and Historical Society and the Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH).