Shamiel McFarlane, MBBS, MSc

General Practitioner

A hallmark of an inclusive society is one in which the older population is integrated at all levels of the community, able to impart both knowledge and life experiences with younger generations.

Current Work

Shamiel is a general practitioner with a particular focus on the socially isolated, homebound, older adult population.

Personal Hero

Her mother

Words of Strength



By establishing strong intergenerational connections and integrating older adults into communities, Shamiel believes we can considerably reduce the impact of dementia and its negative associations.


To address not only the medical and social challenges homebound, cognitively impaired older adults face, Shamiel is focusing on establishing a collaborative, home-based primary care program that will seek to address this population's psycho-social, financial and environmental needs.


With the help of GBHI's comprehensive, multidisciplinary program, Shamiel has been able to integrate the principles of neuroscience, public health and policy to achieve the primary objectives for this novel home-based primary care program.


In focusing on the impact of social isolation and loneliness on cognitive decline and impairment, Shamiel is bringing awareness to the difficulties this vulnerable population faces.

Education & Experience

Shamiel received her medical training from the University of the West Indies, Mona in Kingston Jamaica. She received her master's degree in Family Medicine from McGill University. She is currently working on becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.

University of the West Indies, Mona in Kingston Jamaica
McGill University
Family medicine
Master's degree