Meet the Grants Team

Our Grants Team works with you to deliver our funding priorities. For general enquiries, contact the team at

Maurice Darding PhD

Maurice Darding PhD

Maurice oversees all the Charity’s portfolio of grants with a focus on cancer, inflammation and endocrinology.

Before joining the Charity, Maurice worked in research funding at Cancer Research UK, having previously worked at UCL as a post-doctoral researcher on cancer and inflammation.

Maurice holds an MSc in Biomedical Sciences from Utrecht University and obtained his PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research in London.

Virginia Govoni MPhil

Virginia Govoni MPhil

Virginia oversees the Charity’s portfolio of grants with a focus on cardiovascular, dentistry and population sciences and she is the first point of contact for investigators under this theme.

Prior to joining us, Virginia managed a multisite EU funded project on Diabetes and Pregnancy and coordinated clinical studies in cardiovascular and nutrition sciences.

She holds a Masters Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Bologna and an MPhil in Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences from King’s College London.

Rebecca McIntosh PhD

Rebecca McIntosh PhD

Rebecca manages and oversees grants operations and administration at Barts Charity.

Before joining our team, she worked as a Grants Adviser at the Wellcome Trust, focusing on their PhD programmes and peer review processes.

Rebecca obtained a PhD in Developmental Neurobiology from King’s College London.

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