Medical Humanities Discovery Advisory Group

This advisory group shortlists candidates for Wellcome Career Development Awards and Wellcome Discovery Awards.

Its remit covers applications that aim to transform understanding of health and healthcare through innovative approaches in the humanities.

Examples include:

  • health-related humanities including bioarcheology, classics, cultural studies, history, literature and philosophy
  • significant advances in the medical humanities
  • innovative concepts or methods in the medical humanities.


Members are listed below. Additional experts will join the panel as necessary.

Professor Sasha Handley (Chair)

University of Manchester

Professor Sarah Atkinson

Durham University

Dr Monika Baar

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands

Professor Deepika Bahri

Emory University, USA

Dr Daniel Conway

University of Westminster

Dr Rohan Deb Roy

University of Reading

Dr Abir Hamdar

Durham University

Professor Janet Harbord

Queen Mary University of London

Professor Anthony Ryan Hatch

Wesleyan University, USA

Professor Nozipho Nolwazi Mkhwanazi

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Professor Diane Price-Herndl

University of South Florida, USA

Professor Laura Salisbury

University of Exeter

Professor Steven Sturdy

University of Edinburgh

Professor Fredrik Svenaeus

A Foundation, Sweden

Dr Carla Tsampiras

University of Cape Town, South Africa


Marcelina Gilka

Funding Manager

Wellcome Trust