GS19 Speakers

Jacqueline McGlade

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Professor at the Institute for Global Prosperity and Engineering at University College London, UK

Jacqueline McGlade is Professor at the Institute for Global Prosperity and Engineering at University College London, UK, Frank Jackson Gresham Professor of the Environment and at Strathmore University, Kenya,. Her current research includes data analytics, earth observation, ecosystem modelling, gender power relations and social capital, impacts of pollution and pharmaceuticals on health, development of traditional medicinal for improving diets in sub-Sharan Africa, decision making under high uncertainity, early warning systems and web intelligence. She is currnetly building a new Prosperity Index through co-laboratories. Previously she was UN Environment’s Chief Scientist, Director of Science and Chief Statistician, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, Director of the UK Centre for Coastal and Marine Sciences, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Warwick, Director of Theoretical Ecology at the FZ Jülich and Senior Scientist in the Federal Government of Canada. She advises the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the UK, European and Kenya Space Agencies and the Open Government Platform for Kenya. She has published more than 200 research publications and books and produced award winning films and radio series.