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UCL professor appointed to lead European Environment Agency

9 April 2003

UCL's Professor Jacqueline McGlade (Mathematics) has been appointed as the next leader of the European Environment Agency.

Professor Jacqueline McGlade (Mathematics) Professor McGlade, currently Natural Environment Research Council Fellow in Environmental Informatics & Mathematics at UCL, will take up her post as Executive Director on 1 June 2003, for a period of five years.

The agency supports sustainable development and helps to achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment. Established in 1990, it provides policymakers and the public with timely, relevant and reliable information.

Professor McGlade has an exemplary record in environmental issues. She has advised governments on a range of issues, including North Atlantic fisheries management, environmental impacts of the Gulf War and genetic engineering.

The winner of several awards, prizes and scholarships, she has produced more than 150 publications on subjects such as environmental informatics, ecosystems analysis, climate change, palaeoecology and natural resource management.

Professor McGlade said: "I am delighted at the opportunity to help deliver an understanding on the state of Europe's environment to citizens and policymakers alike."

To find out more about the agency or Professor McGlade use the links below.

European Environment Agency
Professor McGlade