Professor Jan Bebbington

Based at the University of Birmingham in the UK, social scientist Professor Jan Bebbington is the chair of our International Science Advisory Panel (ISAP).

Jan has extensive experience in research relating to social and environmental accounting and reporting. She also has a track record of researching in inter-disciplinary teams, and extensive public policy experience advising Scottish and United Kingdom governments on sustainable development.

She joins five other ISAP members, all international experts who provide high-quality, independent advice and support to the BioHeritage Challenge.

Jan’s experience working between knowledge and practice, as well as across disciplinary silos, will bring positive insights to the Challenge. Having originally hailed from Canterbury, New Zealand, Jan is ideally placed to identify salient links between international work with relevance to New Zealand.