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Professor Michael Lee

BSc (Hons) PhD PGCTHE RegAnimSci MRSB FRSA

Deputy Vice Chancellor

Professor Michael Lee is an expert in sustainable livestock systems, defining their role in securing global food security at the same time as protecting environmental health (Livestock’s role in human and planetary health).

Professional Memberships

  • President of the European Federation of Animal Science, Livestock Farming Commission
  • President of the British Society of Animal Science
  • UK Representative on Animal Task Force - EU
  • Advisor for the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission
  • Member of Animal Science Group - Royal Society of Biology

Department: Senior Management

Department: Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Tel: 01952 818229

Twitter: www.globalfarmplatform.org

Office: 37 Main Building

Research profile: ORCID

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Additional Information

He graduated with first class honors in Animal Science from University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1997 and gained a PhD in ruminant nutrition (protein and energy metabolism) from the University of Aberdeen in 2001 followed by Post graduate certificate for teaching in higher education from Aberystwyth University in 2012. He worked for the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research from 2001-2008 (with his first post-doc on ruminal lipid metabolism), before the merger with Aberystwyth University where he stayed as a Principle Scientist and Senior Lecturer in animal nutrition and rumen biochemistry until moving to the University of Bristol, School of Veterinary Science (Bristol Veterinary School) in 2013 as a Reader in Sustainable Livestock Systems. In 2015 he took a joint appointment between Rothamsted Research and the University of Bristol as Head of Site at North Wyke and was promoted to Chair in Sustainable Livestock Systems later that same year. In November 2020 Michael moved to his current position as Deputy Vice Chancellor of Harper Adams University, England’s Premier specialist agriculture and land use University. He has published over 300 research articles and papers including recent articles in Nature and Science. He was awarded the Sir John Hammond Memorial Prize in 2015 for services to Animal Science. In August 2016, he was elected as Vice President of the European Federation of Animal Science Livestock Farming Systems Commission and in August 2019 became President of the commission. In April 2018 he was elected as Vice President of the British Society of Animal Science and will also take on the Presidency in April 2021.

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