Diego leads the Research and Funding Equity team, focusing on how to increase the diversity of who gets funded by Wellcome and what it means for research to be inclusive in both design and practice.
This includes working on the processes behind how Wellcome delivers funding and, importantly, experimenting with new approaches to reduce our own funding inequities.
Diego works with teams both internal and external to Wellcome to help build funding tools and research programmes that are inclusive and equitable.
He has a background in experimental biophysics and biochemistry, and has a history of participating in activities to increase the diversity of who participates in research. He is working on how Wellcome can influence research culture in a positive way and ensuring research is open and accessible.