Professor Dr. Martina Brockmeier has been President of the Leibniz Association since 1 July 2022. She was Chair of the German Science and Humanities Council (Wissenschaftsrat) from February 2017 to January 2020. She was a member of the German Science and Humanities Council from 2014 to 2020 and served already as deputy chairperson of its Scientific Commission since 2016.
Martina Brockmeier also gained experience as DFG Review Board Member (2008–2016) and as a member of the Senate Evaluation Committee (SAE) of the Leibniz Association (2001–2009). Since 1999, Martina Brockmeier has been a member of the GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project) Advisory Board of Purdue University (USA). As Dean, she headed the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Hohenheim from 2012 to 2014.
After obtaining her doctorate from the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen (1993), she spent time in the USA (Purdue University) and Australia (University of Adelaide) as part of a DFG habilitation fellowship and completed her habilitation in Agricultural and Food Economics in 2002. From 1999 to 2009 she was Director of the Institute for Market Analysis and Agricultural Trade Policy at the Thünen Institute, Braunschweig.
Martina Brockmeier's research centers on agricultural economics and policy and, in particular, on international trade in agricultural and food products. Specifically, she focuses on regional and multilateral trade agreements and their effects on developing countries and global food security, which she analyses using the GTAP framework.
She has been a member of Heidelberg University’s Academic Advisory Council since 2020.