JNCC Chairman - Professor Chris Gilligan Professor Chris Gilligan


Role on Committee:  Chairman

Date appointed:  1 June 2014

Re-appointed: 1 June 2017



Professor Gilligan is Professor of Mathematical Biology at the University of Cambridge, where he was previously Head of the School of Biological Sciences. He has chaired a number of complex bodies including a number of research review committees for BBSRC, the Science Advisory Council for Defra and Defra’s Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Taskforce. He is currently a Trustee of the Natural History Museum.

Professor Gilligan’s research is focused on establishing and testing a theoretical framework that identifies the mechanisms that control invasion, persistence, scaling and variability of epidemics within changing agricultural and natural landscapes.