Jeremy Farrar

Director, Wellcome Trust

Jeremy Farrar is Director of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving human health. Jeremy is a clinician scientist who before joining Wellcome was, for eighteen years, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Viet Nam, where his research interests were in infectious diseases and global health with a focus on emerging infections. He has published almost 600 peer-reviewed scientific papers, mentored many dozens of students and fellows and served as chair on several advisory boards for governments and global organisations including the World Health Organization. He was named 12th in the Fortune list of 50 World’s Greatest Leaders in 2015.

Jeremy was appointed OBE in 2005, awarded the Memorial Medal and Ho Chi Minh City Medal from the Government of Viet Nam and honoured by the Royal College Physicians UK and the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. In 2018 he was awarded the President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences UK, National Academies USA and a Fellow of The Royal Society.