Prof.Sarah Gurr

Sarah Gurr holds the Chair in Food Security at Exeter University. She studied at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (BSc, ARCS, DIC and PhD (Plant Pathology)), where she was awarded The Huxley Medal for her outstanding record of achievement. She was a post-doctoral Fellow at St Andrews University and thence an independent Royal Society University Research Fellow. She was appointed, as Lecturer, then promoted to Reader and Professor at Oxford University (and Fellow of Somerville College), where she also held a Leverhulme Trust Royal Society Senior Research and a NESTA (Science, Technology and the Arts) Fellowship. She was a curator of the Oxford Botanic Garden for 21 years. Sarah was Head of School (Biosciences, Exeter - 2015 - 2017). She was formerly President of The British Society of Plant Pathology (2011), a member of the Board of Directors of Rothamsted Research Institute (7 years) and sat on Council of the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biosciences