Social Sciences Early-Career Advisory Group

This advisory group shortlists candidates for Wellcome Early Career 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.

Dr Hayley MacGregor (Chair)

Institute of Development Studies

Dr Hareth Al-Janabi

University of Birmingham

Professor Lisa Dikomitis

Kent and Medway Medical School

Professor Seeromanie Harding

King's College London

Professor Marcia Inhorn

Yale University, USA

Dr Dorcas Kamuya

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya

Professor Patricia Kingori

University of Oxford

Professor Helen Lambert

University of Bristol

Dr Michelle Pentecost

King's College London

Professor Martyn Pickersgill

University of Edinburgh

Professor Muireann Quigley

University of Birmingham

Dr Aaron Reeves

University of Oxford

Dr Benedict Rumbold

University of Nottingham

Dr Arianne Shahvisi

Brighton and Sussex Medical School


Zoe Broomfield

Team Manager, Funding Management

Wellcome Trust