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Dr Filippa Lentzos

Dr Filippa Lentzos

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Senior Lecturer in Science and International Security

Director of the MA in Science & International Security.

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 the Director of the MA in Science & International Security.

A biologist and social scientist by training, Dr Lentzos’ research critically examines biological threats, health security, biorisk management and biological arms control. 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:

Externally, Dr Lentzos is an Associate Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and a Non-Resident Scholar at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). She also serves as the NGO Coordinator for the Biological Weapons Convention, the international treaty prohibiting biological weapons. She regularly works with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs 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