Professor Anne Glover appointed Chief Scientific Adviser for Europe

The European Commission has appointed Professor Anne Glover as its first Chief Scientific Advisor. She will work closely with Commission President José Manuel Barroso, who announced her appointment in his keynote speech on 5 December to the first ever EU Innovation Convention in Brussels.

Professor Glover's role will be to provide high level, independent and timely scientific advice at every stage of policy development and delivery. 

Professor Anne Glover who is currently Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland and Co-Chair of the SSAC will step down from this role on 21 December 2011.

Comment from Professor Anne Glover on her new appointment:

 "Science, engineering and technology are the key to a successful future for Europe and I’m delighted to have this opportunity to champion and work in partnership with world-leading institutions across Europe to help deliver this."

Full details can be found in the European Commission press release -




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Professor Anne Glover