Anne has a BSc in Biochemistry from Edinburgh and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Cambridge, UK. She has pursued a distinguished career in scientific research at Aberdeen University and has also translated some of her research into a successful company which diagnoses environmental pollution and provides solutions for its clean-up.
In 2008 she was made a Woman of Outstanding Achievement in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) and has worked hard to raise the profile of women in SET and to ensure that not only are women are recruited into careers in SET but that they are supported to remain in the profession during their careers. Anne has promoted the communication of science and has appeared on BBC and international television and many global radio programmes. In 2009, she was awarded a CBE by the Queen in recognition of her services to environmental sciences.
Anne was the first Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (2012-2015). Prior to that, she was the first Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland (2006-2011). In both positions Anne transformed the way science, engineering and technology were used and discussed within government and developed strategic initiatives to bridge the gap between science and policy. She has also been a very effective and well respected ambassador for European science. She is currently Vice Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen. Amongst other external activities, she Chairs the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and is a Trustee of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation and the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International.
Professor Glover became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to Science in the UK and Europe in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016.
Dr Charlotte McCarroll is a cardiovascular research associate at the University of Glasgow. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2008. Upon qualifying she undertook a small animal internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Liverpool where she developed an interest in research. She was then accepted on a BBSRC funded Masters and PhD programme to encourage vets into research back at the University of Glasgow. She now works as a cardiovascular research associate at the University of Glasgow. She is currently researching targets to improve cardiac function following myocardial infarction and ischaemia/reperfusion injury. In addition to her research interests, Charlotte is an advocate for equality and diversity in STEM.
Professor Kind is Director of the Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) and Intellectual Disability and Professor of Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh. He is also Director of the Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain and Associate Director at the Centre for Brain Development and Repair (CBDR) at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (Instem), Bangalore, India. Professor Kind completed his postdoctoral training with Professor Colin Blakemore at Oxford University and Professor Susan Hockfield at Yale University. Professor Kind received his PhD from Oxford University in 1993.