Farrah is the Insights and Learning Lead for the Culture, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI) team at the Wellcome Trust, overseeing data insights, evidence and impact, thought leadership on our practice, and horizon scanning for best practice and learning to inform our work.
As an expert in public engagement, with a Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Evolutionary Anthropology, Farrah's experience spans almost 15 years in designing, delivering and funding initiatives that connect the public to science and society. She has managed and co-designed several funding schemes for Public Engagement at Wellcome, programmed the annual British Science Festival and before that, worked as a Science Explainer at the International Centre for Life.
Farrah advocates for collectives, networks and communities of practice – she has formalised and co-designed several networks including the UK Science Festival Network, Wellcome's Race Equity Staff network and Wellcome's employee forum, the Wellcome Exchange. Most recently, Farrah co-founded and initiated New Fables Collective.
Outside her day job, Farrah is on the board of trustees for RESULTS UK, a global advocacy organisation working to create the public and political will to end global poverty, and The Garden Classroom, a London-based charity providing urban children and adults with transformative outdoor experiences to connect, inspire growth and stimulate respect for nature. She is also on the leadership council for Groundswell Project, an organisation that finds, connects, amplifies and unites organisations, people and voices to help build stronger communities.
Farrah’s joy, values and beliefs in bringing people together originated from her experience helping out on her mother’s market stall, Spice Corner, where she engaged with customers from across the Yorkshire and beyond who visited to buy precious spices, fresh fruit and veg from around the world.
Farrah's pronouns are she/her.