Torreele, Els


Els Torreele is a health innovation and socio-economic justice researcher and advocate, focusing on transforming medical innovation to address priority health needs and ensure equitable access to knowledge and technologies. A Bio-Engineer and PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), for over 20 years she has combined medical R&D work, policy research, and advocacy at Brussels University, Médecins Sans Frontières, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Open Society Foundations and is now Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London. A recent Rockefeller Bellagio Centre resident (March 2022), she’s an Honorary Science Fellow at the VUB, author on over 50 international journal publications, and regular contributor to the societal debate through media and social media (@ElsTorreele).