Teaching

I lecture on King’s Department of War Studies’ MA in Science & Security, King’s Departments of War Studies & Defence Studies joint MA in Arms Control & International Security, and King’s Department of Global Health & Social Medicine’s postgraduate programmes in bioethics, global health, ageing & health policy. I  also lecture on King’s BSc in Global Health & Social Medicine. Occasionally, I give external lectures. Most recently I gave lectures on biorisk management to the Global Health Security executive programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, on biological weapons at Clare College, Cambridge and on life science governance at the Washington-based Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

To support distance-learning, I have developed an e-learning module on biological weapons in collaboration with the network of European non-proliferation and disarmament think tanks, led by the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.

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I have taught at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University College London, Birkbeck College, and Imperial College London.

I act as the Departmental Dissertation Tutor, looking after the approximately 50 MSc students and 40-50 third year undergraduate students researching and writing their theses every year. I have also had the privilege of supervising a number of doctoral students including Susanna Finlay who recieved her doctorate from the London School of Economics in 2017 for her thesis ‘Life as Engineerable Matrial: An ethnographic study of synthetic biology’; Alex Hamilton who received his doctorate from the London School of Economics in 2015 for his thesis ‘Governing through Risk: Synthetic biology and the risk management process; and Caitlin Cockerton who received her doctorate from the London School of Economics in 2012 for her thesis ‘Going Synthetic: How scientists and engineers imagine and build a new biology’.

 

Interview with Giorgio Franceschini from the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium on the threat of bioweapons use by states and non-state-actors, and the impact of emerging technologies on the threat of bioweapons.