Dr Javier Lezaun

James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance

Javier Lezaun is a James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance; Lead Researcher at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and Fellow of Kellogg College.

Dr Lezaun's research focuses on the governance of new biotechnologies and the impact of organisational models in pharmaceutical R&D. He is the director of BioProperty, an ERC-funded project examining the role of intellectual property rights in biomedical research. Current areas of work include open innovation approaches to malaria drug discovery, the regulatory implications of genetically engineered insects, and the involvement of citizens in the assessment of controversial technologies.