Dr Lilian Hunt
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Science and Health Lead, Wellcome
Dr Lilian Hunt is the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Science and Health (EDIS) Lead in Wellcome’s Culture Equity Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI) team. They received their PhD in Genetics from UCL whilst at The Francis Crick Institute where they helped bring together the founders of EDIS in 2016. Lilian has since developed the coalition, supporting the 30 EDIS members to deliver on their EDI strategies covering inclusive research, culture and careers, underpinned by social justice. Lilian has an active research collaboration with Professor Londa Schiebinger (Gendered Innovations, Stanford University) reviewing global research funders’ policies to include sex, gender, and/or diversity analysis in research content. They champion inclusive research design and practice within Wellcome and EDIS member organisations. They sit as an expert Advisory Board Member for The Health Foundation’s ‘Developing the long-term research agenda for COVID-19’ programme, The George Institute’s ‘MESSAGE (Medical Science Sex and Gender Equity)’ research project, and the SGCI grant ‘Strengthening the Capacities of Science Granting Councils (SGCs) in Gender Equality and Inclusivity (GEI)’ delivered through the HSRC South Africa.