Sir Peter Gluckman
Sir Peter Gluckman ONZ, KNZM, FRS, FMedSci, FRSNZ is the Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
He has built an extraordinarily successful career as a New Zealand-trained, internationally distinguished scientist with extensive involvement in many aspects of science, health and educational policy development. He is the only New Zealander to be elected to the Institute of Medicine at the US National Academies of Science and the Academy of Medical Sciences of Great Britain.
Prior to being the Chief Science Advisor, he was the Dean of the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and founded and was the Director of the Liggins Institute and the National Research Centre for Growth and Development.
Sir Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, an honour bestowed on just 42 New Zealand-born scientists since the Society’s establishment in 1660. He received New Zealand’s top science award, the Rutherford Medal in 2001 and was named New Zealander of the Year in 2004. He was reassigned to Knight Companion in 2009 for services to medicine, having previously been made a CNZM in 1997. In 2015, he was appointed to the New Zealand Order of Merit. In 2016, he received the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Science Diplomacy.