Nelleen Baboolal

Nelleen Baboolal received her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, M.B.B.S., Dip. Psych., D.M. Psych., from the University of the West Indies. She is presently Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, St. Augustine Campus.

She is also a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex and has been a medical practitioner for just under thirty years.

She has been a member of the Psychiatric Tribunal of Trinidad and Tobago over the past 8 years. She was the recipient of a Fellowship in Drug Addiction at the University of Toronto. She is the recipient of grants funded by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago Research Development Fund and the Campus Research and Publication Fund.

Her research interests include epidemiology of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, medical student education, depression and cognitive impairment in diabetes and mental health after disasters.

She has authored and co-authored more than 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, book chapters and invited papers and presented research papers locally and internationally.

She is on the Delphi Panel of the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health Initiative. Nelleen Baboolal is the coordinator of the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine (Psychiatry) program at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus.

She is one of the directors and founding members of the Dementia Awareness and Research group Trinidad and Tobago (DARTT).

DARTT is a voluntary non-profit company which aims to educate the population, promote brain health, diagnose afflicted persons, support patients their families and caregivers and conduct research on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

She has done collaborative research with the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London; Department of Clinical Medical Sciences, UWI; Department of Physics, UWI, Axis Shield, Scotland and the Division of Ageing, Ministry of Social Development.

She is a International member of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the Medical Protection Society and has full Registration with the General Medical Council, U.K. She started a Memory Clinic at the Eric Williams Sciences Complex in 2003.