Topics: International Relations
Science and Technology
Regional focus: Europe
Origin: United Kingdom
Fellowship: Richard von Weizs├Ącker Fellow

Anne Glover is special adviser to the principal of the University of Strathclyde.

From 2012 until November 2014, Anne Glover joined the European Commission as first Chief Scientific Adviser to the President. In February 2013 she was appointed to chair the newly created Science and Technology Advisory Council to the President. Prior to this, Anne Glover served as first Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, advising the Scottish First Minister.

Anne Glover has a strong interest in how science, engineering and technology can contribute to the developing world and chaired the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences 2009-2011. In 2008 she was made a Woman of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).

She has played major roles for UK research councils in the setting of strategic priorities and budgets for science and has been a partner in several European research initiatives. In 2006, she was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by the Queen in recognition of her services to environmental sciences. During her stay at the Robert Bosch Academy, Anne Glover will be focusing on the transfer of science and policy-making.

Anne Glover studied at Edinburgh University (UK) for a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and then studied at Cambridge University (UK) where she obtained a Doctorate in Molecular Microbiology. She pursued a career in scientific research at Aberdeen University (UK) where she took up the post of Lecturer in 1983, becoming a Professor in 2001. She holds honorary degrees of various universities.

Last updated: 2018