Prof. Margaret Gill

Member, Board of Trustees, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen, UK

Professor Margaret (Maggie) Gill joined GALVmed’s board in 2017 and is the Chair of Impact, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisory Committee and a member of the HR Committee. She is an emeritus Professor in the School of Biology at Aberdeen University and a member of the Board of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation. Maggie has had a varied career in agricultural sciences starting with research in ruminant nutrition before broadening her interests to the impact of agriculture on the environment and subsequently managing and advising on interdisciplinary research and a keen interest in global food systems. Her recent research publications include papers on the importance of livestock in global food security and mitigating the contribution of domestic livestock to greenhouse gas emissions. She became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2003, served as the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser for Rural Affairs and the Environment from 2006 to 2011 and currently chairs the Scottish Science Advisory Council. She was awarded the OBE in 2011 for services to science. Margaret has a degree in Agricultural Science from Edinburgh University and a PhD in sheep nutrition from Massey University, New Zealand. She currently lives in rural Aberdeenshire.