Ijeoma Uchegbu appointed to Wellcome's board

Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu will be joining Wellcome’s Board of Governors, the external experts who oversee all our work and provide support and challenge to our executive team.

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Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu

Ijeoma Uchegbu is Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at University College London (UCL) and the Chief Scientific Officer of Nanomerics. She is also a co-founder of Nanomerics and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Oxford Centre for Drug Delivery Devices at the University of Oxford.

Ijeoma has long-established experience of working in an advisory capacity on race equality as Co-chair of UCL’s Race Equality Steering Group and UCL Provost’s envoy for Race Equality. 

"I’m delighted that Ijeoma is joining the Wellcome Board. She is not only a distinguished scientist but is also highly committed to making sure the benefits of scientific research reach those that need it most."

Julia Gillard



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Our governors bring expertise from a range of backgrounds and are ultimately accountable for all of Wellcome's work. This role was openly advertised and members of the current board, along with our chair Julia Gillard, made the appointment. 

Ijeoma will take up her post in November 2021.