Joanna Chataway is acting director of the Innovation and Technology Policy programme at RAND Europe. 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.
In addition to her RAND appointment, Chataway is a professor at The Open University and is currently codirector of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Innogen Centre, which conducts a broad range of interdisciplinary research projects on social and economic aspects of innovation in life sciences. Innogen is based at The Open University and The University of Edinburgh. Chataway received her Ph.D. from The Open University.