Dr. Theresa Rambaran (Founder and President, ACLaS)

2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine (Sustainable Health), Umeå University, Sweden.

2016 Ph.D., Chemistry, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. (Mobility at: The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji).

2014 DM.(AM). Certificate, Indian Board of Alternative Medicine (IBAM) Academy, India.

2011 M.Sc., Food Science and Technology (Distinction), Faculty of Engineering, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.

2008 B.Sc., General Chemistry and Food Chemistry (Hons), University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica.

2005 A.Sc., Chemistry and Biology, College of Agriculture, Science and Education, Jamaica.

2003 St. Hilda’s Diocesan High School, St. Ann, Jamaica.


Dr. Rambaran’s research interests involve the formulation of biologically active supplements to counter diabetes, obesity and other cardiometabolic syndromes using clinical trials through a healthy ageing initiative. In 2010 she received awards from the National Agricultural Marketing & Development Corporation, National Flour Mills and Universal Foods Limited for her academic performance in courses including Food Chemistry and Food Engineering. She was a nominee for the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for academic excellence in 2011 and in 2012 she received the Caribbean-Pacific Island Mobility Scheme (CARPIMS) Scholarship, funded by the European Union. This enabled her to conduct aspects of her PhD research at the Centre for Drug Discovery at The University of the South Pacific in Fiji where she was one of the first Jamaican to enrol. Dr. Rambaran was one of the PhD candidates selected from commonwealth nations by the Royal Society to attend the Commonwealth Science Conference in India in 2014. She was also awarded with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Seal of Excellence by the European Commission in 2018 and was the recipient of the prestigious Kempe Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2019. While her passion lies in the sciences, Dr. Rambaran has also ventured into business and launched a manufacturing company in 2017.