Professor Laura Green is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, leading the College, in excellence in education and research. She is a member of BBSRC Council and an advisor to the Academy of Medical Sciences. Laura is the University executive lead on sustainability.
Laura’s most notable research is on footrot, a complex bacterial disease of sheep that causes poor welfare and production losses. She collaborates with environmental microbiologists and mathematical modellers. Her research has led to several 4* publications and a 4* impact case in REF2014. She has changed understanding of the aetiology and control of footrot and has reduced the prevalence of disease by 50%, preventing 2 million sheep from becoming lame, and saving the sheep industry approximately £40 million, each year.