Dr Linda Anne Stevenson is Head of Knowledge Management and Scientific Affairs and Deputy Head of Development and Institutional Affairs at the APN Secretariat. With over 18 years of experience in APN, she manages over sixty national and regional projects annually across a broad range of disciplines and works closely with researchers and decision-makers in Asia and the Pacific. She has significant experience in scientific capacity building that includes developing capacity of early-career researchers; plans dialogues that cross the science-policy interface; and engages with international organisations including UNFCCC via SBSTA and the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP), IPCC and IPBES. Most recently she headed an activity that culminated in the publication of a Special Issue in Elsevier Environmental Research in 2020 of 14 APN projects. She has over eight years of lecturing experience in Japanese universities on “Global Environmental Systems” and holds a doctorate degree in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK.