Gordon Conway

Professor of International Development at Imperial College London


Gordon Conway is Professor of International Development at Imperial College London.

Sir Gordon Conway holds a Ph.D. in Systems Ecology from the University of California, and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University College of Wales.

He was previously Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Department for International Development, President of the Royal Geographical Society, President of The Rockefeller Foundation and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex. He was also the Chair of the Montpellier Panel between 2010 and 2016. Sir Conway is a fellow of several universities among which the Universities of Wales, Sussex, Brighton, and of the West Indies.

He is a Fellow of the America and World Academy of Arts and Science, recipient of the Leadership in Science Public Service Award and a Royal Medal from the Royal Geographical Society (2017). In 2002 he was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science by the University of Sussex.

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