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 has also served as a member of the DFG Review Board (2008–2016), the Senate Evaluation Committee (SAE) of the Leibniz Association (2001–2009), the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech, since 2018), the Academic Advisory Council (AAC) of the University of Heidelberg (since 2020) and the Senate Strategic Committee (SAS) of the Leibniz Association (2020–2021). Since 1999, Martina Brockmeier has been a member of the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Advisory Board of Purdue University (USA). She was Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Hohenheim from 2012 to 2014. After studying at Justus Liebig University Giessen, she was awarded her doctorate there (1993), spent time in the USA (Purdue University) and Australia (University of Adelaide) as part of a DFG habilitation scholarship and completed her habilitation in 2002 (Agricultural and Food Economics). From 1999 to 2009 she was Director of the Institute for Market Analysis and Agricultural Trade Policy at the Thünen Institute in Braunschweig, before accepting the offer of a W3 professorship in International Agricultural Trade and Food Security at the University of Hohenheim. She is currently on leave of absence in order to assume the role of President of the Leibniz Association.
Martina Brockmeier's main research interests are agricultural economics and policy, in particular international trade in agricultural products and food. She focuses on regional and multilateral trade agreements and their impact on developing countries and global food security, which she analyses using the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model.