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Wellcome Trust - Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research

Studying at Cambridge



  1. Director
  2. Personnel
  3. Cross-cutting Research
  4. Infectious Diseases
  5. Non-Communicable Diseases
  6. Board of Advisors


Professor David Dunne
  • Professor of Parasitology


Dr Pauline Essah
  • Cambridge-Africa Programme Manager
Dr Watu Wamae
  • Senior Coordinator
Ian Willis
  • Senior Executive

Cross-cutting Research

Professor Ken Smith
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Head of Department

Infectious Diseases

Professor Stephen Bentley
  • Principal Scientist Bacterial Transmission
  • at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Professor Gordon Dougan
  • Head of Pathogen Research at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institution
Professor David Dunne
  • Professor of Parasitology
Professor Duncan Maskell
  • Marks and Spencer Professor of Farm Animal Health, Food Science and Food Safety
Professor Sharon Peacock
  • Honorary Research Fellow
Professor Nelson Sewankambo
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Principal of Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Professor Derek Smith
  • Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre
  • Head of the Centre for Pathogen Evolution
Professor James Wood
  • Alborada Professor of Equine and Farm Animal Science
  • Head of Department of Veterinary Medicine

Non-Communicable Diseases

Professor John Danesh
  • Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Professor Nick Wareham
  • Director of the MRC Epidemiology Unit
  • Co-Director of the University Institute of Metabolic Science,
  • Director Centre for Diet and Activity Research
  • Honorary Consultant at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Board of Advisors

Professor Daniel Colley
  • Director of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia
Professor Sir Brian Greenwood
  • Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Professor Pontiano Kaleebu
  • Director MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS and the Head of MRC-UVRI Basic Sciences Programme
Professor Stephen M. Tollman
  • Director, MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa