Lauren is Wellcome’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion. Under her leadership, Diversity and Inclusion became a ‘priority area’ for Wellcome. The new 5-year, £12.5m programme aims to ensure that science and health research is open to anyone with a great idea. Leading by example, the work also focuses on ensuring that Wellcome itself is diverse and inclusive. It is led by a small central team, in collaboration with colleagues across Wellcome. Previously, Lauren worked as a funding adviser for Wellcome’s Humanities and Social Science team, where she supported researchers to obtain funding. This stems from her passion for helping others to thrive, and interest in medical history. Her Masters explored the depiction and experience of lovesickness in seventeenth-century England.