Medical Humanities Early-Career Advisory Group

This advisory group shortlists candidates for Wellcome Early-Career Awards.

Its remit covers applications that aim to transform understandings of health, healthcare, and wellbeing in their social, historical, and cultural contexts. It includes all disciplines in the arts and humanities, such as (but not limited to): history; literary and cultural studies; Classics; philosophy; creative arts and design; bioarchaeology. It includes all methodologies and approaches, as long as the aim is to generate new knowledge and understandings related to health. Examples include, but are not limited to: archival research; textual, visual, and audio-visual analysis; digital humanities; creative or practice-led methodologies; interviews and oral histories; conceptual analysis; archaeological analysis of material culture or organic matter. 

Examples include: 

  • research on experiences of health and healthcare, health practice and/or policy, and the generation of medical knowledge
  • research on cultural representations of illness and wellbeing and their reception and impact
  • research on health, healthcare, and wellbeing in their social, cultural, and political contexts in any time-period or in any geographical location
  • the development of new methodologies, techniques, and conceptual frameworks in the arts and humanities related to research on health, healthcare, and wellbeing. 


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

Professor Katy Shaw (Chair)

Northumbria University

Dr Andrew Flack

University of Bristol

Dr Eva Giraud

University of Sheffield

Prof Sam Goodman

Bournemouth University

Dr Kelina Gotman

King's College London

Dr Alice Hall

University of York

Dr Chisomo Kalinga

University of Edinburgh

Prof Benson Mulemi

University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dr Hannah Murphy

King's College London

Ms Arike Oke

British Film Institute

Dr Nikolaos Papadogiannis

University of Stirling

Dr Shital Pravinchandra

Queen Mary University of London

Dr Ellen Stewart

University of Strathclyde

Professor Caroline Vout

University of Cambridge

Dr Oisin Wall

University College Cork, Ireland


Harriet Wykeham

Funding Manager, Funding Management

Wellcome Trust