Gabi Lombardo PhD is the Director of the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities, the advocacy and science policy organization for social sciences and humanities in Europe. She is an expert in both higher education and global research policy, and has extensive high-level experience operating at the interface of strategy, science policy, research support and funding. Gabi holds a senior level experience in strategic and ‘foresight’ planning in elite higher education institutions, international research funders and associations as she worked with the London School of Economics (LSE) the European Research Council (ERC) and Science Europe (SE).
As Director of EASSH, Gabi advocates for social sciences and humanities research in science policy design and discussions at the national, European and international levels. She advocates also for the need of a strong evidence-based approach to policy-making, and the inclusion of researchers in science policy development for strategic and broad-based research funding. Gabi is regularly invited to participate in science policy fora in Brussels and across Europe, and has recently published about ethics in social sciences research. In 2018, Gabi received the Young Academy of Europe Annual Prize.