United Nations Environment Programme

Andrea Hinwood

UNEP Chief Scientist


Andrea Hinwood (B.Sc., M.AppSc., PhD) is an environmental scientist with expertise in environmental exposures and impacts on human health. Prior to coming to UNEP, Andrea served as the first Chief Environmental Scientist at the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in Victoria, Australia. In this role, she developed and implemented programs to enhance EPA’s role as an evidence-based scientific organisation and to prevent pollution and waste impacts on communities and the environment.  She was previously an Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and held appointments as a member and Deputy Chair of the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia and also a sessional member of the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia.  Andrea's career has included the provision of strategic advice to the government on a wide variety of environmental matters, including ozone depleting substances, air quality, fire and smoke management, biodiversity impacts and emerging contaminants. Andrea holds a PhD from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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