Speakers at the N8 AgriFood Conference

Professor Lisa Collins (Chair)

Professor of Animal Science, University of Leeds

Lisa Collins is Professor of Animal Science at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on the development and application of epidemiological methods, systems modelling and statistical approaches for the study of animal health and welfare. She has a particular interest in developing smart systems approaches to solve complex agricultural challenges. She uses multi-scalar approaches to understand problems from both top-down and bottom-up perspectives; and has developed a novel line of enquiry into factors that lead to important and significant differences between individuals which result in differential risk of exposure to, or subsequent development of, a health problem. Lisa is PI on PIGSustain, a £2.06M Global Food Security programme grant, funded by BBSRC, NERC, ESRC and the Scottish government.

Lisa serves on advisory, funding and academic society councils and strategy groups, including BBSRC Committee A and BBSRC Animal Welfare Research Network coordination group, and previously on the Dog Advisory Council, ASAB council, and European Food Safety Authority groups. In 2014, she received the British Science Association Charles Darwin Award for excellence in science communication, and in 2010, the UFAW Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year awa