About: I’m an independent Community and Public Engagement Consultant based in the UK. From 2019 to 2023 I managed Mesh, The Global Health Network’s knowledge hub for people working in community engagement with global health research. Previously I worked at Wellcome leading their International Engagement Programme supporting researchers, engagement practitioners, creatives and others around the world. I have a background in psychology, clinical trial coordination, research funding and science communication.

Location: Cuckfield, West Sussex
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenlatchemengagement
Job: Public or Community Engagement Specialist


  • Funding Scheme Manager at The Royal Society (2007 - 2009)

  • International Engagement Manager at Wellcome Trust (2009 - 2018)

  • Mesh Manager at The Global Health Network (2019 - 2023)

  • Freelance Community Engagement Consultant (Current)


  • MSc in Science and Society at Open University
  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) at University of West London
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with North American Studies at The University of Sussex

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