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 an Associate Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); a biosecurity columnist at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Co-Chair of the new IEEESA Industry Connections program on ‘Driving responsible innovation of AI, life sciences and next generation biotech’; and the NGO Coordinator for the Biological Weapons Convention.
Dr Lentzos is the editor of Biological Threats in the 21st Century: The Politics, People, Science and Historical Roots (Imperial College Press, 2016). Her research and teaching focuses on biological threats and how to guard against them. She has published widely on issues related to transparency, confidence-building and compliance assessment of biodefence programs and high-risk bioscience; emerging technologies, governance and responsible innovation; biopreparedness simulations and field exercises; information warfare and deliberate disinformation related to global health security; and intelligence, biological threat assessment, and intelligence-academia engagement.
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.