Dr Rosa Castro

Biosciences Programme Director

Rosa joined the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) in 2023, as incoming Director of its Biosciences Programme. She has a law degree, a master’s and PhD in European Law and Economics, an MA in Bioethics and Science Policy, and over 15 years of experience in European and Global health law and policies.

Rosa has ample experience in the non-for-profit sector, where she has been Senior Advocacy Officer at global development and advocacy organisation, Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW), Senior Policy Manager at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), Senior Scientific Policy Officer at the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM), and Associate Director of the Global Health Innovation Alliance Accelerator (GHIAA). She has also represented various organisations in the Patients and Consumers’ Working Party of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) Civil Society Advisory Forum and the WHO Europe Novel Medicines Platform.

As Senior Policy Advisor at Milieu Consulting, she led several health research and policy projects for the European Commission and Parliament. She was a postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute, and at Duke University, USA, and a lecturer on intellectual property and health law at the University of Bologna and LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome.

Dr Rosa Castro

EASAC Biosciences Programme Director