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Wellcome Trust - Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research


Studying at Cambridge



  1. Director of WT-CCGHR
  2. Maternal Health
  3. Infectious Diseases
  4. Non-Communicable Diseases
  5. Board of Advisors
  6. PNTD

Director of WT-CCGHR

Professor Ian Goodfellow
  • Professor of Virology and Deputy Head of Department (Research)

Maternal Health

Professor Nabeel Affara
  • Professor of Molecular Genetics and Genomics
  • Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Dr Dora Pereira
  • Former Research Group Leader
  • Division of Microbiology and Parasitology

Infectious Diseases

Professor Stephen Bentley
  • Principal Scientist Bacterial Transmission
  • at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Professor Gordon Dougan
  • Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology & Infectious Disease
Professor David Dunne
  • Professor of Parasitology
Professor Ian Goodfellow
  • Professor of Virology and Deputy Head of Department (Research)
Professor Duncan Maskell
  • Marks and Spencer Professor of Farm Animal Health, Food Science and Food Safety
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 Ken Smith
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Head of Department
Dr Caroline Trotter
  • Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
  • Honorary Epidemiologist at Public Health England (Immunisation)
Dr Shona Wilson
  • University Lecturer
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

Between 2013 and 2018, the Centre supported collaborative partnerships and scientific training activities in basic biomedical and health-related research. This was achieved through coordinated cross-faculty research across departments and research institutes in Cambridge including The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute