Padmashree Gehl Sampath
Dr. Padmashree Gehl Sampath currently works at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in the team that produces UNCTAD’s main flagship, the Trade and Development Report, prior to which she was the Chief of the Science and Technology Section and Team Leader of the Technology and Innovation Report Series of UNCTAD for several years. She is adjunct professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Aalborg with a wide area of work on trade, technology and development issues. Previously, she has worked as a Researcher at the United Nations University-MERIT (2002-2007) and then as a Lecturer on Tenure for Professor for International Development and Innovation at the Open University, UK (2007-2009). Her publications record includes several journal publications, chapters in books and five published books. She is on several boards, including the reviewing board of the Swiss Research Council, and has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation in 2009 and the Rotary International in India in 2010.