Dr Vikki Simpson
Head of Strategic Partnership & Engagement
Vikki is Head of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement and works primarily withing the framework of the Malaria Genomic Epdiemiology Network (MalariaGEN; https://www.malariagen.net). Vikki also leads the MalariaGEN Community Team.
Having started working with MalariaGEN in 2009 at the University of Oxford, in 2021 Vikki transferred to the Wellcome Sanger Institute. As the the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement, Vikki leads on MalariaGEN’s cross-country partnering strategy to attract and unite partners across malaria endemic countries which currently includes partnerships in more than 40 countries.
Through strong relationships with partners and key stakeholders, Vikki provides strategic input on stakeholder perspectives in product development and in the planning, development and implementation of scientific and data products and the tools that support their utilization by partners and wider stakeholders.
Vikki leads the MalariaGEN Community Team which includes Network Policies, Community Development, Communications and Training and Capacity Building.