Dr Janice Cheddie is a writer and researcher, who has published widely on issues of visual culture, difference and cultural democracy. Janice Cheddie and Shaheen Merali were Keepers of the Panchayat Archive from 2002 to 2015, when the Archive was transferred to Tate Britain Library.

Janice Cheddie works across academia and public policy. She was Lead Consultant for Cultural Strategy at the Mayor’s Office, Greater London Authority, where she worked on the development and management of the Heritage Diversity Task Force (HDTF) for the Mayor’s Commission on African and Asian Heritage (MCAAH), GLA, London.

Cheddie is interested in the psychological concept of the uncanny, and the notion of being unhomed in relationship to how plants have been transported across the Atlantic and adapted to the Caribbean’s tropical environment.