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OECD Global Science Forum Secretariat


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‌‌‌Carthage Smith

Carthage SMITH

Carthage Smith joined the Global Science Forum Secretariat in June 2014 as Lead Co-ordinator. He is responsible for overseeing the Forum activities and working with members and delegates to define the overall strategy and priorities. He was originally trained as a biochemist, with a PhD in neuroscience (Newcastle University, UK). Prior to joining the GSF secretariat, he was Deputy Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU, Paris) for twelve years. In this position he led the strategic development of a number of major global science initiatives, in areas ranging from environmental science to urban health, and managed a number of science for policy and policy for science activities. Prior to moving to France, he spent six years at the UK Medical Research Council, where he was Head of International Science Policy.


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Frédéric SGARD

Frédéric Sgard is a project administrator in the Global Science Forum secretariat, where he manages selected Forum activities. His current portfolio includes activities on Temperate Agriculture Research Network, on International Distributed Research Infrastructures, and on scientific policy advice to governments.  He also follows recently-completed GSF initiatives: the OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Clinical Trials, Scientific Collections Internationals (SciColl), and the Global Earthquake Model (GEM). Prior to joining the OECD in 2003, he was a senior scientist at Sanofi, working on the discovery of new pharmacological targets. He studied molecular genetics at the University of Paris XI, Orsay (France), and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Reading (UK) in 1994.



Masatoshi Shimosuka joined the Global Science Forum Secretariat in August 2022 as a policy analyst. He supports the Forum activities and works with members and delegates. Before joining the GSF Secretariat, he was deputy director of Japan's science ministry (MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). Throughout his career, he designated policy issues around human resources in science and technology, research infrastructure, strategic competitive funding and research integrity. He majored in theoretical particle physics with a master's degree in science (Tohoku University) and obtained masters in international affairs from UC San Diego and entrepreneurship from Brown University in the US.  


Chrystyna HARPLUK

Chrystyna is project co-ordinator for the Global Science Forum and the Innovation Policies for Space and Ocean Unit. She hold an MBA from the University of Florida and joined the OECD in 2000 after several years in scientific/medical publishing. 


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