Dr. Gemma Buckland-Merrett has a PhD in Immunology, an MSc in Global Health and Development and an MSc in Controlling Infectious Diseases. She has spent the last fifteen years working in multi-disciplinary research roles across academic and NGO sectors, bridging the gap between science and policy. Her work has spanned epidemiology, public health and access to medicines research with a particular focus on preventing and controlling infectious diseases and AMR. Prior to joining Wellcome Trust, Gemma was an epidemiologist at Public Health England working on travel-associated infections. She also spent three years working in Africa focusing on evidence-based interventions design to improve access to medicines. Gemma now oversees and leads the DRI work at Wellcome Trust.