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Strategic advisory group

The Global Challenges Research Fund strategic advisory group advises on the strategic development and delivery of the fund.

Members use their knowledge and networks to advise on:

  • a strategic research agenda and prioritisation of challenge topics
  • the effectiveness of UKRI and our delivery partners’ strategies and mechanisms including new mechanisms to fill gaps
  • integration of official development assistance (ODA) and non-ODA challenge research
  • allocation of research funding
  • engagement with our stakeholder communities.

Its diverse membership is drawn from academia, government, business and other stakeholders. Members represent a broad range of disciplines and have an international or global perspective.

The members are:

  • Dame Judith Macgregor, Chair
  • Ms Jess Camburn, Elrha
  • Mr Markus Geisser, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Professor Howard Griffiths, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Nyovani Madise, African Institute for Development Policy
  • Professor Yacob Mulugetta, University College London
  • Professor Claire Taylor, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Apala Majumdar, University of Strathclyde
  • Professor Michael Templeton, Imperial College London
  • Mr Hadyn Parry, MoA Technology
  • Professor Francisca Mutapi, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford
  • Professor Nitya Rao, University of East Anglia
  • Mr Benjamin Ramalingam
  • Professor João Porto de Albuquerque, University of Warwick

Members must act within the seven principles of public life and provide independent, informed advice, avoiding conflicts of interest.

Last updated: 27 October 2020

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