Ms. Janice A. Cumberbatch

Lecturer - Social and Environmental Management, Center for Resource Management and Environmental Studies
St. Michael

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Community & Civic Engagement
Evaluation: Program Evaluation
Environment & Sustainable Development
Environment & Sustainable Development


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 environmental impact assessments and social surveys; social and environmental policy research; social and environmental planning; community mobilization; and seminar and workshop design and facilitation. Previously, Dr. Cumberbatch worked for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), was the Deputy Director of a local heritage NGO, the Barbados National Trust and developed and coordinated the training portfolio for the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI). Dr. Cumberbatch has both academic as well as hands on experience of both developmental 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, 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 planning, heritage tourism management, meeting facilitation and training. She has also published several articles in the areas of environmental management, social planning and sustainable development. A couple of her recent articles include: Moore W, A. Cashman and J. Cumberbatch. 2012. The Effects of Climate Change on Tourism in Small States: Evidence from the Barbados Case. Tourism Review Vol 67 Issue 3. Cumberbatch, J. and J. Moses, 2011. Social carrying capacity in beach management in Barbados. (In): MCRR3-2010 Conference Proceedings, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 61, Pp. 14 - 23 . Cumberbatch Janice and Kisandra Bynoe. 2010. Greening of Events: An Assessment of the Bag Your Own Garbage (BYOG) Program, Barbados. Chapter 2 in Sports Event Management: The Caribbean Experience. Dr. Leslie-Ann Jordan, Dr. Carolyn Hayle, Dr. David Truly and Dr. Ben Tyson (eds) Ashgate Publishing Group. UK. Cumberbatch, Janice. 2010. Environmental dimensions of development in the Caribbean 1960–2009. Recommendations for the future. In Growth and Development Strategies for the Caribbean. Caribbean Development Bank, Barbados.