David Dent – a brief CV

Career

Founder Trustee of the Sustainable Nitrogen FoundationJan 2018 to date
Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence UEAMay 2019 - April 2022
Independent Advisor UKi2S Consultation CommitteeOct 2017 - Jan 2024
Founder Director Azotic Technologies LtdDec 2012 - Oct 2018
CEO & Principal Consulant Dent Associates LtdJuly 2005 to date
Founder & CEO Votiva Ltd and The Pennies Foundation2005 - 2008
Director & Managing Director CABI Bioscience2000 - 2005
Programme Leader: Biopesticides CABI Biosciences1998 - 2000
LUBILOSA Programme Manager CABI Biosciences1996 - 1998
Marketing/Product Development Manager: II Ltd1994 - 1996
Postdoctoral Research and ÉCLAIR Technical Manager1987 - 1994
Postdoctoral Intern ICRISAT India1983 - 1986

Qualifications and Positions Held

Ph.D. University of SouthamptonOct 1980 - Oct 1983
B.Sc. Hons. Biological Sciences UEAOct 1977 - June 1980
Trustee: the CABI TrustJune 2001 – March 2007
Chair of BioNet Fund Supervisory BoardJune 2004 – Aug 2005
Founder Trustee: The Pennies FoundationOct 2007 - April 2009
Council member: Parliamentary and Scientific CommitteeApril 2002 - July 2022
Industry Sub Committee Chair: Parliamentary and Scientific Committee2005
Vice President: Parliamentary and Scientific CommitteeMay 2005 - May 2012
Member Organising Committee: Annual Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Awards, held in the Palace of Westminster2011 - 2017
Special Adviser: Parliamentary and Scientific CommitteeMay 2012 - July 2022
Governor (elected): Surrey and Borders NHS Trust (Chair of Trust Membership Committee)May 2010 - June 2013
Joint Chair - Biotechnology: UK - Brazil Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO)Oct 2007 - Sept 2009
Visiting Professor: University of Surrey Business SchoolAug 2012 to date
Adviser: University of Surrey International Advisory BoardNov 2012 - 2015
Panel Member: Science Foundation IrelandFeb 2014 - Aug 2014
Member: BBSRC Committee for Research Follow-on AwardsJan 2016 - Jan 2019
Adviser Science and Innovation: Thai GovernmentFeb 2012 - Jan 2015
Guest Speaker: Centre Islamic Studies Conference, DohaMarch 2014
Inspirational Speaker: Contour Education Services, NottinghamApril 2015 - 2018

Key Publications

Dent, D.R. (2024) The Nature of Scientific Innovation. Volume I: The Process, Means and Impact. Palgrave-Macmillan (in press).
Dent, D.R. (2024) The Nature of Scientific Innovation. Volume II: Those Who Deliver. Palgrave-Macmillan (in press).
Dent, D.R. (2019) Fixed on Nitrogen: A scientist’s short story. ADGP, pp363.
Dent, D.R. & Binks R.H. (2020) Insect Pest Management. 3rd Edition CABI.
Dent, D. R. & Theodorou, M. (2010) Market-led Innovation Centres: A new model for UK innovation. Dent Associates Ltd 2010. pp26.
Dent D. R. (2007) Guide to Science in Parliament and Government P&SC website
Dent, D.R. & Lomer, C (2001), Convention on Biological Diversity and Product Commercialization in Development Assistance Projects, CABI, pp 50.
Dent, D. R. (1995). Integrated Pest Management, 350 pp. Chapman & Hall Ltd.
Dent, D. R. & Walton, M. P. (eds.) (1997). Methods in Agricultural and Ecological Entomology. CABI, pp 387