Danny Edwards is Research Programme Manager for the Access to Medicine Index, managing the programme’s dedicated research team. He is coordinating the development of the 2018 Access to Medicine Index methodology and leads the processes for stakeholder engagement, as well as for gathering, scoring and analysis of company data for the Index. Danny’s background is in policy development in global health, specifically in intellectual property, research and innovation. He has held various positions providing policy advice to governments and international non-governmental organisations.
While living in the United Kingdom, Danny held a senior position in the UK Civil Service leading on policy development related to public health, intellectual property and the pharmaceutical industry. In this role he represented the United Kingdom at intergovernmental meetings at WIPO, the WHO and the WTO. More recently, Danny worked at the Geneva-based Council on Health Research for Development, developing and implementing programmes aimed at supporting equitable North–South research partnerships, and at building research capacity in low and middle income countries.