Professor Jo Chataway

Head of department at University College London (UCL)

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Head Of Department, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London

Joanna Chataway is Head Of Department at Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy at University College London.Prevously she was Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. She was formerly a Director at RAND Europe, where she ran the Innovation and Technology team. She has more than 20 years of research and consultancy experience in the areas of innovation and social and economic development—particularly in the analysis and evaluation of investment in research and innovation and what sorts of policy, finance, and institutions are needed to facilitate translation of research into useful innovation. Her research has spanned public and private sectors and she has worked in industrially developed and developing countries.

Chataway is interested in global health and life science innovation, and has carried out a variety of research projects examining global health and agricultural public–private partnerships, factors influencing change within the pharmaceutical sector, and regulation of biotech and pharma.

Professor Chataway's research focus is on innovation; global health; research and development; research evaluation; measures of innovation.