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Anne Glover

Professor Dame Anne Glover DBE FRS


Elected: 2016


Anne has a BSc in Biochemistry from Edinburgh and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Cambridge, UK. She pursued a research career at Aberdeen University and studies the diversity and function of microbes in soil, the development of sensors to detect environmental pollution and how we respond to stress, which has particular relevance to how we age. 

Anne was the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (2012-2015) and was the first Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland (2006-2011). She is currently Vice Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen.  She has been awarded many honorary degrees both nationally and internationally. 

She became a Woman of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) in 2008 and has worked hard to support women in SET. In 2009, she was awarded a CBE by the Queen in recognition of her services to environmental sciences and in 2015, she became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to science in the UK and Europe.

Professional positions

Vice Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Interests and expertise