Professor Jacqueline McGlade
Professor McGlade became Executive Director
of the European Environment Agency on June 1 2003. Prior to this she was
Natural Environment Research Council Professorial Fellow in Environmental
Informatics in the Mathematics Department of University College London
where her main areas of research included spatial data analysis and
informatics, expert systems, environmental technologies and the
international politics of the environment and natural resources.
Previous appointments have
included Director of the UKs Centre for Coastal & Marine Sciences,
Director of Theoretical Ecology at the Forschungszentrum Jlich Germany,
Associate Professor at the Honda funded International Ecotechnology
Research Centre, Senior Scientist in the Federal Government of Canada and
in the USA, Adrian Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge and Professorships
at Warwick University and Aachen. Professor McGlade has won various prizes
including the Minerva Prize, the Swedish Jubileum Award and the Brno
University Gold Medal. She also has Honorary degrees from Wales (Bangor)
Kent and is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Royal Society for the
Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce.
Professor McGlade has
worked extensively in North America, south-east Asia and west Africa; she
has published more than 100 research papers, written popular articles,
presented and appeared in many radio and television programmes, including
her own BBC series The Ocean Planet and Learning from Nature and more
recently Our Arctic Challenge, a film about sport and tourism in
Greenland. She has given public lectures worldwide on climate change,
energy and sustainable development, environmental information, conflicts
over environmental impacts of industrial and natural activities,
environmental technologies and the use of multimedia and modern forms of
Professor McGlade was
Chairman of The Earth Centre and a Board Member of the Environment Agency.
She is currently a Trustee of the Natural History Museum, and a member of
the Environment Advisory Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction
and Development, UK-China Forum and UK-Japan 21st Century Group. She is
also Director of the software company, View the World Ltd.
Recent books: Advanced
Ecological Theory (Blackwell 1999); The Gulf of Guinea Large Marine
Ecosystem (Elsevier 2002).