Dr Filippa Lentzos is a Senior Research Fellow, with a joint appointment in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine and the Department of War Studies.
Filippa originally trained in human sciences before switching to social science, and spent the first ten years of her career at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), before joining King’s in 2012. Her work has been funded by established UK academic funding sources (eg Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Wellcome Trust) and by non-academic funding sources including the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Switzerland and Germany.
Filippa has a history of working with scientists and was involved as the social science lead on the first synthetic biology centre established in the UK. In January 2016, Filippa was showcased in the 'Evening Standard' feature on career paths for women in science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) and in June 2016 she was voted ‘STEM career hero of the month’ in 'The Telegraph'.
- Biological threats
- The security and governance of emerging technologies in the life sciences
Much of Filippa's work is focused on synthetic biology, often identified as the area of the life sciences most susceptible to misuse, but she also examines other emerging fields like genome editing, potentially pandemic pathogens and neurobiology. Her efforts to minimise biological threats involve regular engagement with scientists, governments and the United Nations.
See Filippa's research profile
Trump, B. D., Galaitsi, S. E., Appleton, E., Bleijs, D. A., Florin, M. V., Gollihar, J. D., Hamilton, R. A., Kuiken, T., Lentzos, F., Mampuys, R., Merad, M., Novossiolova, T., Oye, K., Perkins, E., Garcia-Reyero, N., Rhodes, C. & Linkov, I., 1 Jul 2020, In : Molecular Systems Biology. 16, 7, e9723. Research output: Contribution to journal - Comment/debate. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.15252/msb.20209723
Lentzos, F., Goodman, M. S. & Wilson, J. M., 6 Jun 2020, In : Intelligence and National Security. 35, 4, p. 465-476 12 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Editorial. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2020.1750166
Lentzos, F., 25 Apr 2019, In : The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Brockman, K., Bauer, S., Boulanin, V. & Lentzos, F., 15 Mar 2019, Conference Reader: Capturing Technology. Rethinking Arms Control.. German Federal Foreign Office Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Conference paper
McLeish, C. & Lentzos, F., 2019, SIPRI Yearbook 2019: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford Univerity Press; Oxford Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Lentzos, F. & Hellestveit, C., 2019, Routledge Handbook of War, Law and Technology. Gow, J., Dijxhoorn, E., Kerr, R. & Verdirame, G. (eds.). Routlege Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Lentzos, F., 2019, Defense Against Biological Attack. Singh, S. K. & Kuhn, J. H. (eds.). Springer Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Lentzos, F., 5 Dec 2018 Research output: Other contribution
Lentzos, F., Dec 2018 Research output: Other contribution
Lentzos, F., 19 Nov 2018, In : The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article