Dr Paul McAleavey
Paul has a senior strategic role in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission having recently left the European Environment Agency as Head of Co-ordination and Strategy Department. Prior to this he was Head of the EU Relations and Communications Team and then Head of Air and Climate Change Department at the EEA.
Before moving to the EEA in 2005, Paul worked in the personal office of the EU Commissioner for the Environment. He began his career as a Senior Economic Researcher in the Scottish Office Industry Department.
Paul has two degrees in political and social sciences from the University of Strathclyde and the European University Institute, Florence.
Paul has a very strong background in evidence-based policy-making; data-handling, evaluation and communication; and, a thorough knowledge of European environmental legislation and EU-based institutions.