UCL Research


Committees and governance

UCL High-Level Committee on Global Health Funding Opportunities

The UCL High-Level Committee on Global Health Funding Opportunities has been established by SLMS, chaired by Professor Ibrahim Abubakar (Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, UCL Institute for Global Health) with cross-school membership.

Committee membersRepresenting
Professor Ibrahim Abubakar (Chair) UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences
Professor Patrick HaggardUCL Faculty of Brain Sciences
Professor Rob HeydermanUCL Faculty of Medical Sciences
Ms Helen HopkinsUCL SLMS Research Coordination Office
Professor Usha MenonMRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
Professor Georgina MaceUCL Faculty of Life Sciences
Dr Maryam ShahmaneshAfrica Health Research Institute

The following ad hoc members:

Professor Kate JonesUCL Faculty of Life Sciences
Professor Nora GroceUCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences
Professor Max ParmarUCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences
Professor Francois BallouxUCL Faculty of Life Sciences
Professor Catherine LawUCL GOS Institute of Child Health
Professor David Lomas (adviser)UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Health)
Dr Sinéad KennedyUCL Research Coordination Office

UCL Global Research Forum and ODA Operations Group

UCL Global Research Forum

A cross-university Global Research Forum (GRF) takes a proactive approach to understanding and accelerating global research opportunities. Convened jointly by the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research) and the Global Engagement Office, the GRF:

  • promotes synergies between the UCL Research Strategy and the UCL Global Engagement Strategy
  • analyses, acts upon and shares information about UCL’s global research
  • promotes researchers' engagement with global research
  • represents the UCL global research community
  • provides a single point of oversight of, and support for engagement with, Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding opportunities.
Prof Dame Hazel GennUCL Pro-Vice-Provost (International)
Prof Anthony CostelloUCL Institute for Global Health

Please direct any queries about the GRF's work to ovpr@ucl.ac.uk.


UCL ODA Operations Group

The UCL ODA Operations Group have been formed to ensure that the university maximises the opportunities presented by the increased government investment in Official Development Assitance (ODA) and particular in the Global Challenges Research Fund. Its work includes;

  • identifying key operational risks around ODA-funded research and making recommendations for their mitigation
  • ensuring that UCL’s processes and systems to support ODA-funded research are fit for purpose, including discussing risks and proposing mitigating actions
  • making recommendations for activities and changes to policies and practice to enhance grant design, delivery and outcomes capture
  • ensuring that UCL provides appropriate skills development for people to manage ODA-funded applications and grants
  • encouraging UCL researchers’ engagement with ODA research, and providing relevant advice and guidance.
Dr Jennifer HazeltonSenior School Research Facilitator, BEAMS
Sam MardellStrategic Partnership Manager, African Health Research Institute/UCL