Dr Charisse Griffith-Charles
Dr Charisse Griffith-Charles holds a PhD in Geomatics from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, and an MPhil and a BSc in Land Surveying both from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She also holds a Certificate in Tertiary Level Teaching from the University of British Columbia. She is a US Fulbright Scholar, and Visiting Fellow to the Land Tenure Center of the University of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Visiting Fellow to the ITC, Netherlands.
She is currently senior lecturer and Deputy Dean Undergraduate Student Affairs and specialises in Cadastral Systems, Land Administration,Cartography, Land Law, and Land Surveying. She has served as Programme Coordinator for the Postgraduate Diploma in LandAdministration, BSc Land Management (Valuation), and BSc Geomatics.
Her research interests are in land registration systems, land administration, and communal tenure especially ‘family land’. Her publications focus on land registration systems, land administration, cadastral systems, and land tenure, all applied to Small Island Developing States (SIDS), disaster management and land governance.
She has been a member of the Land Survey Board of Trinidad and Tobago, President of the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago (ISTT), President of the Fullbright Alumni Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FAATT), Atlantic Regional President of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE), Vice President of the Geographic Information Systems Society of Trinidad and Tobago (GISSTT). Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), And member of the RICS Caribbean Board and the RICS Caribbean Advisory Group. She is also a Registered Trinidad and Tobago Land Surveyor.
- Certificate Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (University of British Columbia)
- PhD. Civil Engineering (Geomatics) (University of Florida, Gainesville)
- MPhil. Surveying (The University of the West Indies,St. Augustine)
- BSc. Surveying (The University of the West Inides, St.Augustine)
- August 2016 - Present - Senior Lecturer
- October 1998 - July 2016 - Lecturer
- 1989-1999 - Licensed Land Surveyor (Lands and Surveys Division, Trinidad and Tobago)
- 1986 - 1989 - Land Surveyor ( Lands and Surveys Division)
- Fellow Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Land Surveyor – 2012 to present
- Member RICS Caribbean Board then RICS Caribbean Advisory Committee 2012 to present
- Member Land Survey Board of Trinidad and Tobago – (Ministerial appointment) –2000 – 2003, 2009-2015, 2015-2017
- President Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) Atlantic Region 2011 - present
- Vice President Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) Atlantic Region 2009 - 2011
- President of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Trinidad and Tobago. October 2009-present
- Vice-President of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Trinidad and Tobago. October 2005-2009
- Immediate Past President of the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago. 2012-2013
- President of the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago. 2011-2012
- President Elect of the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago. 2010-2011.
- GEOM 3010 Cadastral Systems
- LMGV 3060 Introduction to Land Administration
- GEOM 2060 Cartography
- GEOM 2015 Geomatics for Civil and Environmental Engineers
- LAND 5000 Introduction to Land Administration
- LAND 5007 Cadastral Systems
- GLIS 0421 Digital Cartography and Visualisation
- UWI Research Team leader - CHARIM: Caribbean Handbook for Risk Information
- UWI Team member, - Sustainable Land Management Project for the OECS countries, Joint UNHabitat/OECS/UWI project - Funded by AusAid. – 2012-2014
- UWI Team member, - Comprehensive Gap Analysis to Assess the OECS's Secretariat and Member States’ Status in Terms Of Land Management Institutional, Technical and Human Capacity and to Identify Suitable Climate Change Physical Adaptation Pilot Intervention
- Team Leader - Land Tenure Systems Land Tenure and Natural Disasters in the Caribbean – Funded by FAO - 2012
- Research leader - Locating and Quantifying the Incidence of the Family Land Tenure System in Trinidad and Tobago. Funded by Campus Research and Publication Fund. 2008-2009.
- Sunil Lalloo - PhD (Completed)
- Jamal Browne - PhD (Completed)
- Glendon Newsome - PhD (Completed)