Name - Professor
Role on Committee:
Date appointed: 1 June
Professor Gilligan is Professor of
Mathematical Biology at the University of Cambridge, where he
recently completed a four year term as Head, School of Biological
Sciences. He has chaired a number of complex bodies and recently
chaired Defra’s Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Taskforce. He is
currently a Trustee of the Natural History Museum.
Professor Gilligan’s current 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.