Andrea Powell acts as STM's Director of Outreach and Publisher Coordinator for the Research4Life initiative, a public-private partnership which offers free or very low cost access to scholarly books, journals and other resources for researchers and clinicians in the developing world. Some 200 publishers make their content available through Research4Life, and the other partners in the initiative are a number of UN agencies (WHO, FAO, UNEP, WIPO and ILO), Cornell and Yale Universities.
Andrea was previously Chief Information Officer at CABI, where she worked for over 26 years, heading up the publishing and IT operations. While at CABI she sat on the STM Board for 6 years in the designated seat for not-for-profit publishers, and was STM Treasurer for 5 of those years. She previously served as Chair of the ALPSP Association. Andrea is also an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, and is a graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, with a Masters degree in French and Russian