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Dr Filippa Lentzos

Dr Filippa Lentzos

  • Academics

Senior Lecturer in Science and International Security and Co-Director of the Centre for Science and Security Studies

Research subject areas

  • Policy
  • Biomedical and life sciences
  • Security

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Dr Filippa Lentzos is a Senior Lecturer in Science & International Security, with a joint appointment in the Department of War Studies and the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. She also serves as Co-Director of the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS).

Dr Lentzos’ research and teaching are broadly focused on biological threats and biosecurity. She has published widely on issues related to transparency, confidence-building and compliance assessment of biodefence programmes and high-risk bioscience; emerging technologies, governance and responsible innovation; information warfare and deliberate disinformation related to global health security; and intelligence, biological threat assessment and intelligence-academia engagement. For more about her work, see:

A biologist and social scientist by training, Dr Lentzos has researched and been actively involved in biological disarmament and non-proliferation for 20 years. She serves as the NGO Coordinator for the Biological Weapons Convention. 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 and Co-Chair of the IEEE Industry Connections program on ‘Driving responsible innovation of AI, life sciences and next generation biotech’. She regularly consults for the United Nations and the World Health Organization.


  • Biological weapons disarmament and non-proliferation
  • Biological threats and biosecurity
  • Global health security
  • Security and governance of emerging life science technologies
  • Responsible bioinnovation



Further details

See Filippa's research profile