Jeremy Farrar is Director of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving human health for everyone through allowing great ideas to thrive. Before joining the Trust he was Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, where his research interests were in infectious diseases, tropical health and emerging infections. He has contributed to 550 peer-reviewed scientific papers and served on several global advisory committees.
Jeremy was appointed OBE in 2005 for services to Tropical Medicine, and he has been awarded the Memorial Medal and Ho Chi Minh City Medal from the Government of Vietnam, In 2015 he was recognised by Fortune magazine as one of the top 50 of the World’s Greatest Leaders (12th in the list). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of The Royal Society.