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Professor Elisabeth Innes

Professor Elisabeth Innes

Professor Elisabeth Innes

Lee Innes

 +44 (0)131 445 5111

Moredun Research Institute
Pentlands Science Park
Bush Loan
Midlothian EH26 0PZ


I am the Director of Communications at Moredun Research Institute and have a strong interest in science communication, knowledge exchange and education. I have also retained my involvement in research focusing on the infectious diseases of livestock and currently lead a group at Moredun, looking at developing solutions to control diseases caused by protozoan parasites. You can find out more about my research activities here

I was awarded an MBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for services to scientific research and science communication. I also hold Honorary Professorships from Heriot Watt University, University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow. I received an award for outstanding contribution to knowledge exchange at the prestigious Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards in February 2017, and was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2017.

I played a leading role in the establishment of the Centre for Knowledge Exchange and Impact, the precursor to SEFARI Gateway, which coordinates and develops knowledge exchange and engagement across the SEFARI collective.


Leading Ideas

  • Livestock Diseases
  • Livestock Health

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 1: Natural Assets
  • 1.3 - Biodiversity and Ecosystems
  • 1.3.2 Ecosystem services provision
  • 1.2 - Water Resources
  • 1.2.3 Water environment resilience and adaption to change
  • 1.2.1 Water and its ecosystem functions