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Alice Norton

Alice Norton

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Alice Norton


Head of GloPID-R Research and Policy Team

  • PI GloPID-R @ PSI
  • Course Advisor- International Health and Tropical Medicine MSc
  • PI Pandemic PACT
  • PSI Investigator

I am a PSI Investigator and lead the Research and Policy team for the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R) undertaking research and policy development to support global research funders in their preparedness and response to infectious diseases. The team focusses on a range of research to inform policy and direct policy development and I have a particular interest in research prioritisation. 

I'm also the PI for the Pandemic PACT programme and previous Head of the COVID-19 Research Coordination and Learning Initiative (COVID CIRCLE), tracking research funding and identifying research needs to inform action in collaboration with key stakeholders including global research funders, WHO, GAVI and CEPI. My work is currently funded by Wellcome, IDRC (Canada), EDCTP and UKRI. 

I am a Course Advisor for the International Health and Tropical Medicine masters course- focussing on global health policy and evaluation and leadership and am on the admissions, management and organisation panels and groups. 

I have sat on advisory boards for a range global health projects and have been a funding panellist and reviewer for several global funders and journals. 

I have over 20 years experience in global health. An infectious disease epidemiologist by training, undertaking my PhD and Post- Doctoral Research Associate work at Imperial College London on Neglected Tropical Diseases. I worked as a Programme Manager for the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative in Tanzania, before joining the Wellcome Trust where I worked for nine years on global health funding, policy and developed a new global health insight and analysis function. I worked as an independent global health policy research consultant for two years before being appointed to the Head of COVID CIRCLE role at UKCDR to lead their research and policy work for the COVID-19 pandemic. I've been involved in the IHTM Masters course for the past four years and joined GloPID-R in 2021.