Professor Lisa Roberts

Professor Lisa Roberts


Professor 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 at the University of Surrey 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.