Franck studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and obtained a joint PhD from Institut Curie, Paris, and Birkbeck, University of London. After a postdoctoral training at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, he decided to get involved in science policy. He is now Science Policy Adviser at the Royal Society, the national academy of sciences in the UK.
Having witnessed the power of change in his personal and professional life, Franck is determined in bringing others into effecting positive personal and societal change. He believes in the importance of being open-minded, empathetic, and bringing the best out of oneself and others. Singing in choirs has, in addition, stretched his listening capacities. For all these reasons, Franck is thrilled to be part of hfp consulting.
“Innovation relies not only on technical resources but also on the human environment. However the current academic training of researchers is much more focused on generating experts than team leaders. I believe that the leadership and management workshops designed by hfp consulting have the potential to dramatically improve the people skills of (future) leaders. Ultimately, this can have far-reaching positive effects on the development of younger scientists as well as on knowledge advancement.”