Knowledge Mobilisation Lead
UK Health Security Agency
Dr David Rhodes was appointed as the UK Health Security Agency’s Director of Environmental Public Health in 2017, with responsibility for the Centre for Radiation, Chemical, and Environmental Hazards. His previous role with the UK Health Security Agency was as Deputy Director, Finance and Commercial, and Head of Business Development. David gained his PhD from the Queen’s University of Belfast before spending a number of years in academic and industrial research at Washington State University and ICI. He was responsible for R&D targeting and North American technology licensing for Zeneca Agrochemicals, and subsequently led various strategic marketing programmes for Syngenta. He joined CAMR (later PHE) in 2002.David was awarded the MBA Prize by Henley Business School for his work on valuation of intellectual property. He is a Certified Licensing Professional and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and has published a number of papers, blogs and book chapters on the subject of innovation, intellectual property and knowledge transfer. He was a founder member of the Corven Innovation Network, serves on the Board of Medilink South West, and is actively involved with various industry and academic knowledge transfer bodies in the UK including PraxisUnico, BioIndustry Association, Licensing Executives Society, and the Pharmaceutical Licensing Group.