Professor Dame Anne Glover



Biologist, and former Chief Scientific Advisor, European Commission

Professor Dame Anne Glover is an academic biologist. She was Professor of Molecular biology and Cell biology at the University of Aberdeen before being named Vice Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe. She also served as Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission from 2012 to 2014. From 2006 to 2011, she was the Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland.

She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Society of Biology, Royal Society of Arts and the American Academy of Microbiology.

Anne was recognised in March 2008 as a Woman of Outstanding Achievement in the UK and was awarded a CBE for services to Environmental Science in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2009. She was elevated to DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Birthday Honours List.

  • Projects

    Future Directions for Scientific Advice in Europe

    The second in a two-part collection, Future Directions for Scientific Advice in Europe was published in April 2015 and updated in June 2015 to take account of developments in the European Commission.

  • In news articles

    Where next for scientific advice in Europe?

    On 27 April 2015 the report Future Directions for Scientific Advice in Europe was launched at a high-level summit in Brussels.