Humanities and Social Science team

We fund and support innovative health research across the humanities and social sciences.

Before you contact us, we encourage you to read about the work of our team and what we fund.

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Team contacts

João Rangel de Almeida

Portfolio development manager

Contact about:
  • strategic opportunities
  • major initiatives and partnerships
  • research evidence into policy and practice
  • applications from scholars based in India, South Africa and Brazil

Paul Woodgate

Portfolio developer

Chris Hassan

Portfolio manager – researchers' resources

Contact about:

Charli Colegate

Portfolio developer

Contact about:
  • past and present portfolio content and development

Charlotte Sowerby

Department administrator

Contact about:
  • queries for Dan O’Connor concerning strategic opportunities related to the Humanities and Social Science portfolio

Dan O'Connor

Head of Humanities and Social Science

Our work

Research in the humanities and social sciences

Why funding research into the humanities and social sciences is important, and what we're doing.


Ethical, social and political challenges of artificial intelligence in health [PDF 5MB]

  • April 2018

How AI is being used in healthcare, how it could be used in the near future, and what ethical, social, and political challenges these current and prospective uses present.

Case studies

Mary Dixon-Woods

Mary Dixon-Woods RAND Professor of Health Services Research, University of Cambridge Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Mary Dixon-Woods

I’ve had tremendous opportunities and met lots of fantastic collaborators and mentors along the way. Now I’m keen to make sure other people have the same kind of opportunities.
Christine Knight

Christine Knight Senior Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

Christine Knight

Wellcome supports you – basically to be a bit eccentric and creative in whatever way suits you best.