Peter Gluckman

Sir Peter Gluckman

Director of Koi Tū: the Centre for Informed Futures

Sir Peter Gluckman is chair of the International Network of Government Science Advice (INGSA) and President-elect of the International Science Council (ISC). He heads Koi Tū: the Centre for Informed Futures at the University of Auckland. From 2009-2018 he was first Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Ministers of New Zealand. He has served on IMF and OECD advisory groups related to science and technology and to the digital transition. Sir Peter has written extensively on science-policy, science-diplomacy and science-society interactions. In 2016 he received the AAAS award in Science Diplomacy.

Sir Peter trained as a paediatrician and biomedical scientist and holds a Distinguished University Professorship in the University of Auckland, New Zealand and honorary chairs at the University College London, University of Southampton and National University of Singapore. He was formerly Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and then founding Director of the Liggins Institute of the University of Auckland. He has published extensively in perinatal and developmental physiology, growth and metabolism, neuroscience and endocrinology, evolutionary biology and evolutionary medicine and authored both technical and popular science books including Ingenious: the unintended consequences of human innovation (with M Hanson, Harvard 2019).

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