Tracey Elliott

Project Director

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Tracey Elliott is Project Director for two InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) projects (2016-2018) on global and regional policymaking, exploring the role of national science academies in particular. The IAP global policymaking project explores how to strengthen scientific input to the United Nations, governments and other stakeholders to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Tracey also works with other regional and global networks of science academies on a freelance basis, advising the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and supporting project work for the Global Young Academy (GYA). Tracey was formerly the Head of International at the Royal Society (UK), responsible for developing and implementing its international strategy, with special focus on internationalising policy work and international relations. She has co-authored Royal Society reports on science diplomacy and global science cooperation. Prior to this, she worked for the UK Government, heading up its Global S&T Partnerships and advising both the UK Science Minister and Government Chief Scientific Adviser on wide-ranging policies. Tracey has also worked for the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the Natural History Museum, London. Tracey has a PhD in Biological Anthropology and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).