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Strategic Advisory Board for RESAS Science


The Strategic Advisory Board for RESAS Science is the Scottish Government body that is accountable for the strategic research budget. It provides oversight across the research portfolio. 


  • Professor Andrew Millar (Chair) - Chief Scientific Adviser, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Scottish Government
  • Professor Sheila Bird - Programme Leader, MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Iain Gillespie - Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise, University of Leicester
  • Professor Sarah Gurr - Chair in Food Security, University of Exeter
  • Dr Joanna House - Research Lead, Global Environment Change theme, Cabot Institute of the Environment, University of Bristol
  • Dr Phil Heads - Interim Director of Research and Innovation, NERC
  • Dr Paul Burrows - Director, Corporate Policy and Strategy, BBSRC
  • Professor Alison Park - Director of Research, ESRC
  • Professor Jamie Newbold - Chair of Directors Executive Committee
  • Dr Stuart Fancey - Director of Research and Innovation, Scottish Funding Council
  • Bridget Campbell - Director of Environment and Forestry, Scottish Government
  • Dr Gerry Saddler - Chief Plant Health Officer for Scotland and Head of Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture - representing Director of Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate, Scottish Government