May 1, 2020
Dr. Peter W.B. Phillips is Distinguished Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and Founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. Previously, he held the Van Vliet Research Chair at the University of Saskatchewan, created and held an NSERC-SSHRC Chair in Managing Technological Change, was a founding member and Director of the Virtual College of Biotechnology, and was founding Director of the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Phillips earned his M.Sc.Econ. and his PhD in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics (LSE). He practiced for 13 years as a professional economist and senior policy advisor in Canadian industry and government. He has had visiting appointments at the LSE, the University of Edinburgh, the OECD, the European University Institute, the University of Western Australia, Chatham House, and the University of Technology Sydney.
Dr. Phillips was a founding member of the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee and member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute, Pharmalytics, and Ag West Bio Inc.
Dr. Phillips has held more than 15 peer-reviewed grants worth more than $250 million, been author or editor of 16 books, and authored more than 70 book chapters and more than 75 journal articles. He has researched and written extensively on the international governance of new technology, especially in agriculture.