Michael Lee

Professor, FRSA

Professor Michael Lee FRSA 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). 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. In November 2020 Michael moved from Rothamsted Research and the University of Bristol (where he held a joint position) 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 articles in Nature and Science. He was awarded the Sir John Hammond Memorial Prize in 2015 for services to Animal Science. In August 2019, he was elected President of the European Federation of Animal Science Livestock Farming Systems Commission. In April 2021 he was elected President of the British Society of Animal Science becoming Past President in April 2022. He represents the UK on Animal Task Force, a Public-Private think-tank informing the EU parliament in Brussels and is co-chair of the UK Universities Network on Climate Change – Net Zero group.

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