Dr Shewley Choudhury
Deputy Head of Basic Careers, Wellcome Trust, UK.
Shewly Choudhury PhD is the Deputy Head of Basic Careers and works with the Head of Basic Careers to develop and implement the Wellcome Trust’s strategy and policy on basic (non-clinical) research career schemes in the UK, ensuring delivery against the Trust’s mission. Shewly’s particular responsibility is to oversee and direct the Basic Science PhD and Fellowship Training Programmes and works closely with researchers and other stakeholders. Since joining the Wellcome Trust in October 2005, Shewly has held a number of roles in Science Funding and was seconded to the Strategic Planning and Policy Unit. Shewly has a BSc in biological sciences from the University of Leicester and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Cambridge.
Dr Choudhury spoke on Learning from PhDs about their career issues: the Wellcome Trust Basic Science Career Tracker during the Knowledge Exchange Forum on Day 2 at the Gender Summit 4 EU 2014.