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Sir Peter Gluckman

Sir Peter Gluckman is President of the International Science Council and heads Koi Tū: an independent and apolitical think tank and research centre based at the University of Auckland. 

Professor Gluckman trained as a paediatrician and biomedical scientist and holds a Distinguished University Professorship at the Liggins Institute of the University of Auckland. He also holds honorary chairs in University College London, University of Southampton and National University of Singapore (where he acts as chief science advisor to the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences). 

He has published over 700 scientific papers in perinatal and developmental physiology, neuroscience and endocrinology, evolutionary biology and medicine. In 2009 he was made the first Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, a role which lasted nine years. From 2012-2018 he was Science Envoy for New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and foundation chair of the International Network of Government Science Advice (INGSA) from 2014-2021. 


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