Social Sciences 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 social sciences or bioethics.

Examples include:

  • bioethics and health-related social sciences, including anthropology, economics, international development, law, science and technology studies and sociology
  • significant advances in social science or bioethics
  • innovative concepts or methods in health-related social sciences or bioethics.


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

Professor Clare Bambra (Chair)

Newcastle University

Dr Eddie Bruce-Jones

Birkbeck, University of London

Professor Joanna Coast

University of Bristol

Professor Gail Davies

University of Exeter

Dr Jantina de Vries

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Jenny Douglas

Open University

Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra

University of Edinburgh

Professor Daniel Goodley

University of Sheffield

Professor Sarah Green

University of Helsinki, Finland

Professor Stephani Hatch

King's College London

Professor Maureen Kelley

University of Oxford

Professor Edward Kirumira

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Dr Madeleine Reeves

University of Manchester

Dr Sharifah Sekalala

University of Warwick


Iksha Limbu

Funding Manager

Wellcome Trust