Terence Kealey is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and a professor of clinical biochemistry at the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom.
As a clinical biochemist, Kealey studied human experimental dermatology. He published around 45 original peer‐reviewed papers and around 35 scientific reviews, also peer‐reviewed. His work attracted funding from government, charities, and business.
In 1996, he published his first book, The Economic Laws of Scientific Research, in which he argued that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, governments need not fund science. His second book, Sex, Science and Profits (2008) argues that science is not a public good but, rather, is organized in invisible colleges, thereby making government funding irrelevant.