UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship: Dr Christina Anderson

3 May 2024

Dr Christina Anderson is one of the five UCL academics set to receive a major funding boost after being awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships in recognition of the groundbreaking nature of their research.

UCL’s five selected researchers span a range of disciplines including infectious diseases, biosciences, immunology, bioengineering and European history. 

Dr Anderson has been a senior research associate in the UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society since 2017, having completed a British Academy Small Research Grant in 2022 on the Flemish merchant community in early modern Naples. Her most recent work involves a digital humanities project examining the networks established between Antwerp and various cities in 16th- and 17th-century Italy.

She said: “I am thrilled to have the support of UKRI to develop a new approach to understanding the development of early modern cities, and urban heritage, through the lens of their interconnectedness with other places.”

Christina M. Anderson

Dr Christina Anderson (UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society), Dr Emily Kostas (UCL Biochemical Engineering), Dr Jonathan Fisher (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health), Dr Lucy van Dorp (UCL Biosciences) and Dr Hossein Heidari (UCL Institute for Materials Discovery) are among 75 promising research professionals that will benefit from £101 million to tackle major global issues.

UKRI’s flagship Future Leaders Fellowships programme allows universities and businesses to develop their most talented early career researchers and innovators, providing long-term support to enable fellows to tackle ambitious programmes or multidisciplinary questions, and new or emerging research and innovation areas and partnerships.