Population and Public Health Discovery Advisory Group

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

Its remit covers applications that aim to understand the causes and consequences of health, wellbeing and disease in populations. It includes a range of disciplines such as (but not limited to) epidemiology, social science, health economics and data science.

Examples include:

  • research employing a variety of study designs, including cross-sectional and longitudinal data collection and analysis
  • methodological developments in population health, including data linkage, statistical methods and conceptual frameworks
  • research to inform health systems and health policy.


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

Professor Ibrahim Abubakar (Chair)

University College London

Professor Linda Adair

University of North Carolina, USA

Dr Simon Cauchemez

Institut Pasteur, France

Professor Zhengming Chen

University of Oxford

Dr Kebede Deribe

University of Sussex

Professor Bruce Guthrie

University of Edinburgh

Professor Rahman Jamal

National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Mark Jordans

King's College London

Professor Christopher Millett

Imperial College London

Professor Victor Mwapasa

University of Malawi, Malawi

Professor Kate Pickett

University of York

Dr Tamsen Rochat

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Professor Maryam Shahmanesh

University College London

Professor Marleen Temmerman

The Aga Khan University, Kenya


Rebecca Grayson

Funding Manager

Wellcome Trust