Professor Lisa RobertsProfessor Roberts leads on the development of the University’s research and innovation strategy, delivering a step change in the quality, volume and impact of world-leading research carried out at Leeds.

Her brief includes promoting partnerships in a number of key sectors, accelerating collaboration across a wide range of academic disciplines and driving recruitment of world-leading academics.

Previously she was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences where she launched only the 8th vet school in the UK and developed a successful One Health Strategy, with external partnerships being key to their success. 

She is also a Professor of Virology and, earlier in her career, she worked as a product development manager for Procter and Gamble, before undertaking her PhD at the BBSRC Institute for Animal Health and the University of Kent.

Assistant: Sarah Foster