Prof Lisa Collins

Session: Precision Agriculture (joint BSAS/WPSA)


Presentation: Smarter systems of livestock production: challenges and opportunities for integrating technology into practice



Prof Lisa Collins is Professor of Animal Science, N8 Agrifood Chair in Livestock Systems, and Academic Director of the Smart Agri-Systems research initiative at the University of Leeds.

Her research focuses on the development and application of smarter agricultural systems through multi-discplinary approaches including technology development, systems modelling and data analytics.

Lisa is PI on PIGSustain, a £2.1M Global Food Security programme grant. She serves on national and international advisory, funding and academic society councils and strategy groups, including BBSRC Committee A and previously on the BBSRC Animal Welfare Research Network coordination group, the Dog Advisory Council, ASAB council, and European Food Safety Authority groups.

She is an experienced public communicator of science, regularly presenting invited public lectures including at the Royal Institution and in national theatres.

Her work regularly features in national and international news media in all formats. In 2014, she received the British Science Association Charles Darwin Award for excellence in science communication, and in 2010, the UFAW Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year award.