Daniela joined UKCDR in September 2021 as a Research and Policy Officer as part of a short-term secondment from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Here, she is coordinating the COVID CIRCLE Researcher Community, convening Funder forums and supporting UKCDR’s work on equitable partnerships.

At UKRI, Daniela works within the International Development team overseeing a number of programmes funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Daniela has several years of experience working at researcher funders in the international development space and also has expertise in programme management, research, content management and publishing. She has worked across Europe and has a Research Master’s of Science in Global Health from VU Amsterdam in the Netherlands and a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from King’s College London.