Minister Andrew Wheatley
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Jamaica
Minister Wheatley is an accomplished academic and a British Commonwealth Scholar. His vision for the Ministry is that it becomes the driving force that propels Jamaica’s transition into a world-class knowledge-based society through innovation in its portfolio areas of science, energy and technology, thereby creating avenues for employment and national development to fuel growth. In addition, as Senior Lecturer in Basic Medicine and Research Scientist at the University of the West Indies, his work includes studies in diabetes management; reversal of the effects of cocaine addiction; genetic engineering against disease and stress conditions; pharmaceutical properties of indigenous materials and tissue culturing. He also continues to contribute to numerous publications in International peer-reviewed journals, and has, to his credit, two local and two international patents.