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Professor Michael Lee


  • Originally from the county town of Stafford in the Middle of England
  • Graduated with first class honors degree in animal science from the University of Wales in 1997. 
  • PhD from University of Aberdeen in 2001 working improving nitrogen and energy metabolism in ruminants
  • Post doctorate studies at the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER) working on an EU project on methods of increasing the supply of beneficial PUFA in ruminant products 2001 – 2004
  • Offered a permanent position at  IGER in 2005 in the plant, animal and microbial science department investigating plant attributes which had potential to improve the quality of ruminant products
  • In 2007 promoted to senior research scientist within IGER before the merger with Aberystwyth University in April 2008
  • Principal investigator in the Institute of Biological, Environmental, and Rural sciences within Aberystwyth University working on improving animal product quality and safety.
  • In April 2013 appointed as Reader in Sustainable Livestock Systems and Food Security at the University of Bristol Vet School. The position was a joint appointment with North Wyke-Rothamsted Research to work on the BBSRC farm platform within the Food Security and Land Research Alliance (FSLRA).