Dr Patricia Lewis
Research Director; Director, International Security Programme
Dr Patricia Lewis leads the International Security programme at Chatham House.
Previously she served as deputy director and scientist-in-residence at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the former Monterey Institute of International Studies; director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research; and director of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre in London.
She was on Hans Blix’s 2004–06 WMD Commission; the 2010–11 advisory panel on the future priorities of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; and was an adviser to the 2008–10 International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.
She received the American Physical Society’s 2009 Joseph A Burton Forum Award for ‘outstanding contributions to the public understanding or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society’.
She has a PhD in Nuclear Physics from Birmingham University and graduated in Physics from Manchester University.
|2016 -||Member, High Level Experts on Space Group, European External Action Service|
|2012 -||Member, International Advisory Board, The Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament|
|2008 - 2012||Deputy Director and Scientist-in-Residence, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Middlebury College, USA|
|1997 - 2008||Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Geneva, Switzerland|
|1989 - 1997||
Director, Verification Training, Research and Information Centre (VERTIC), UK