Yolana Pringle

Yolana Pringle

Job Title

Head of Policy and Advocacy


Dr Yolana Pringle is Head of Policy and Advocacy at Vitae. She leads on activities that develop impact from Vitae's expertise on researcher development and research culture. She has an academic background, with over 10 years' international research experience, as well as leadership of a national subject association. 

Prior to joining Vitae in 2023, Yolana was Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Roehampton. This followed postdoctoral positions at the University of Warwick and the University of Cambridge. Her research focused on psychiatry and mental health, with a regional focus on eastern Africa, and resulted in a book and numerous peer-reviewed articles. This background drives Yolana's interests in equity in international research partnerships and researcher wellbeing and mental health.

Yolana holds a DPhil in Modern History from the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.