Culture, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Team

We want to make sure that in everything Wellcome does, the broadest possible range of people contribute to, and benefit from, science's potential to change the world.

We prioritise and involve the most minoritised groups in each area of our work, and take targeted action where needed to achieve better outcomes for all.  

We do this by: 

  • co-developing and delivering a series of projects, programmes and initiatives
  • setting key milestones against which we track and communicate progress
  • ensuring equity is at the heart of Wellcome’s strategy and how Wellcome works. 

All of our work from now until 2026 will serve: 

  • Being an inclusive employer
  • Being an inclusive funder 
  • Establishing and leading on inclusive research design and practice.

Meet the team 

  • A photograph of the person, Nyoaka Squire.

    Nyoaka Squire

    Associate Director, Culture, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


    Nyoaka oversees the development and implementation of Wellcome's equity, diversity and inclusion strategy, leads the cultural change programme and supports the work of the research programmes.

Research and Funding Equity

  • A photograph of the person, Diego Baptista.

    Diego Baptista

    Head of Research and Funding Equity

  • Dr Lilian Hunt

    EDIS Lead

  • Teresa Cisneros

    Senior Practice Manager

  • Gearóid Maguire

    Practice Manager

  • Sophie Demellweek

    Senior Practice Officer

  • Robin Craig

    EDIS Comms & Administration Officer


  • A photograph of the person, Sarah Christie.

    Sarah Christie

    Organisational CEDI Lead

  • Fon Browndy

    Senior Practice Manager

  • Sophie Bevster

    Practice Manager

  • Jack Snow

    Practice Manager

  • Katie Ellery

    Senior Practice Officer

Insights and Learning

  • A photograph of the person, Farrah Nazir.

    Farrah Nazir

    Insights and Learning Lead

  • Kasifa Khalid

    Best Practice & Advising Manager


  • A photograph of the person, Dr Jacqueline Wabara.

    Dr Jacqueline Wabara

    Head of Organisational Culture

Contact us 

Get in touch with the team

Our work 

Latest reports 


Find out more about our work through our latest reports.

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