Dr Modi Mwatsama

Head of Capacity and Field Development, Wellcome Trust

Dr Modi Mwatsama, Head of Capacity and Field Development, Climate & Health at the Wellcome Trust

Modi oversees the Climate & Health team’s field building work at the Wellcome Trust. The programme aims to mobilise a global community of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and the public who are able to undertake, understand, fund and utilise evidence to put health at the heart of climate action. She is particularly interested in approaches which involve co-production between researchers, policymakers and practitioners; evidence-based policy and advocacy; and strengthening capacity for research and action low- and middle-income countries. She has over 15 years of experience in public health policy development and advocacy in nutrition, sustainable food systems and the prevention of non-communicable diseases. Prior to Wellcome she was the Director of Policy and Global Health at the UK Health Forum and sat on several government public health committees and NGO boards. She has a Doctorate in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.