Richard Glover

Programme Specialist

Dr Richard Lander Kwame Glover is a biological scientist with a focus on food microbiology. Dr Glover worked as a research officer at the Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine at Mampong-Akwapim in Ghana from 1991 to 1996 where he set up its microbiological screening laboratory for validation of herbal and traditional medicinal products. He joined the Department of Applied Biology, Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Navrongo Campus as a lecturer and researcher in microbiology in 1996. He served as head of department and was a senior lecturer when he left UDS in 2012. Dr Glover also led DANIDA-sponsored projects on capability building for research in traditional fermented food processing in West Africa. Dr Glover currently works as Programme Specialist (biological sciences) with the International Science Council Regional Office for Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Dr Glover has participated in several international training programmes and conferences. He has over twenty peer-reviewed journal publications as well as several conference proceedings to his credit. He is a member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) with registration number 115865. He is the Regional Programme Officer (RPO) and member of the Steering Committee of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Africa Chapter.

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