- Head of the School of Biological Science at the University of Cambridge and part of the senior management team in the University. Also Professor of Mathematical Biology in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge
- Principal research interests are in the fields of epidemiology, ecology and mathematical biology. Current research is focused on establishing and testing a theoretical framework to indentify the mechanisms that control invasion, persistence, scale and variability of botanical epidemics within changing landscapes.
- Professor Gilligan has a range of national and international experience at senior level in setting and monitoring research policy and outcomes, including membership of UK Research Council (BBSRC), advisor to UK Government Departments (Defra, SEERAD), International Government Organisations (INRA, USDA). He has also chaired numerous reviews and is currently chair of the Defra Science Advisory Council.
- Has held a BBSRC Professorial Fellowship, a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Researchy Fellowship. Professor Gilligan is an Honorary Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society and former President of the British Society for Plant Pathology.
- Educated at Keble College and Wolfson College Oxford where he was awarded an MA in Agricultural and Forest Sciences and a D.Phil. in plant pathology,
Last updated: 26 July 2011