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Senior Lecturer in Science and International Security and Co-Director Centre of the Centre for Science & Security Studies, King's College London

Dr Filippa Lentzos is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Science & International Security in the Department of War Studies, and Co-Director of the Centre for Science & Security Studies, at King’s College London. She is also Associate Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden and Non-Resident Scholar at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) in the United States.

Dr Lentzos is the editor of Biological Threats in the 21st Century: The Politics, People, Science and Historical Roots (Imperial College Press, 2016) and co-editor of Health Security Intelligence (Routledge, 2021). Her research and teaching are broadly focused on critically examining biological threats, health security, biorisk management and biological arms control. Her research is theoretically driven, empirically informed and policy-relevant.

She received a PhD in sociology from the University of Nottingham, and spent the next ten years at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), before joining King’s College London in 2012.


  • 2021–present
    Senior lecturer, King's College London