Advisory role for Dame Anne Glover

Professor Dame Anne Glover

The University of Strathclyde has appointed Professor Dame Anne Glover into the Principal's senior advisory team.

Formerly Vice Principal of External Affairs and Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen, Dame Anne was the first Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland between 2006-2011 and the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission from 2012-2014.

Dame Anne’s role, which begins on 1 March, will bring her extensive international Higher Education and research policy experience in support of the Principal and other members of the Executive Team to help shape University policy in priority areas.

Leading scientist

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Dame Anne to Strathclyde.

“Anne is one of the country’s leading scientists and academics, having built a hugely successful career as a leading microbiologist, and provided leadership and counsel at the highest levels, both in the Scotland and in Europe.

“Her contribution to the realisation of Strathclyde’s ambitions will be highly valued by myself, the Executive Team and academic teams across the University.”

Dame Anne said: “I know of Strathclyde by reputation and I have many friends in the University. I have always been impressed by its vision and enthusiasm.

Strathclyde has been described to me as ‘low inertia-high ambition’ and that is an incredibly compelling ethos.

“The University also has an excellent reputation for inclusivity and outreach and has done a huge amount, not just in Scotland but internationally, to provide opportunities for people from all backgrounds.

“I hope to bring my broad national and international contacts here to look at what is happening at Strathclyde and who can help to further enhance our mission of useful learning and translating world-class research into real-life impact.”

Dame Anne holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. She holds numerous board positions, awards and public honours, is a Fellow of the Royal Society and President Elect of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Dame Anne was made an honorary graduate of Strathclyde in 2012.