Dr. Dutfield is a member of the IPBio Network based at Leeds, and previously served on the scientific advisory board of a Canadian synthetic biology project called PhytoMetaSyn. He has a DPhil from Oxford University. Dr. Dutfield has presented his research at various institutions around the world, including the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Harvard University, Yale University, Boston University, Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada), NALSAR (India), and the World Bank. He has advised governments including those of Brazil, Ghana, Namibia, Saint Lucia and Zambia, as well as the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry of the South African Parliament. Dr. Dutfield’s research on intellectual property crosses several disciplines, including law, history, politics, economics and anthropology. Other research areas include intellectual property and access to knowledge, human rights, sustainable development, health, agriculture, genetics, biotechnology, traditional knowledge and folklore, bioprospecting, and indigenous peoples' rights.