Annelise Andersen


Annelise Andersen is a first-year Graduate Trainee on the Wellcome Trust Graduate Development Programme. She has worked within the Culture and Society Directorate, providing operational support across a number of projects across the Culture and Society division, and her current rotation is in Editorial, where she is working on Mosaic - a digital publication produced by the Wellcome Trust exploring the science of life. rnrnComing from an interdisciplinary background, Annelise read Music at the University of Oxford as an undergraduate and Socio-Cultural Anthropology at Durham University as a Masters student. Her academic interests focus on international cultural policy and identity. She has in the past written about broadcasting law, radio production and marginalisation in contemporary Paris, France and conducted research around international and national identity constructions in the built environment in the urban park project "Superkilen" in north Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2015 she completed a postgraduate certificate in Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy at the University of Leeds, for which she explored the development of cultural policy between the UK and US. rnrnAnnelise has gained professional experience with a number of arts and cultural institutions in the UK and abroad, including Verbier Classical Music Festival (Switzerland), the Danish Cultural Institute (Copenhagen), the British Council (India), and the Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle, UK). Prior to joining the Wellcome Trust, she was a Fellow of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme developed by Arts Council England. Based at Opera North in Leeds, UK, she supported the development department to achieve ambitious fundraising targets as part of an intensive training programme. rnrnAnnelise continues to be fascinated by cultural policy, and is enthusiastic to develop her new interest in global health whilst at Wellcome. rnrn