Dr Alexander Churchill

Deputy Director, Therapeutics Taskforce at Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

Deputy Director, Therapeutics Taskforce, Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)
Continuing Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Alex Churchill is the Deputy Director of the Therapeutics Taskforce at the Department for Health and Social Care. Previously, he was Head of Science and Security at the Government Office for Science, Team Leader for Science Capability in GO-Science, and Deputy Head of Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), with a senior role in policy setting in S&T. In his role with the MoD, he set strategic direction and assessed value for money for its national and international S&T Programmes. He drafted policy and strategy for the S&T elements of MoD's overall Strategy for Defence, the Strategic Defence and Security Review and recent Green Papers. He also published MoD's first Innovation Strategy. He holds a PhD and first class honours BSc in Physics from Imperial College, and prior to joining the Civil Service, carried out research at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge.

To read about Alexander's experience as a Policy Fellow in Cambridge see here.