Elected: 2013
Discipline: Organismal and Environmental Biology
Professor Bob Webb
Emeritus Professor, University of Nottingham
Professor Robert Webb is a leading animal scientist and a respected authority on agricultural and veterinary research, both in the UK and internationally. His research career has centred on the investigation of reproductive function, particularly in farm animal species, including the delineation of the role of gonadotrophins, metabolic hormones and locally produced growth factors in ovarian follicular growth and development. Prior to joining the University of Nottingham, Robert was Principal Research Scientist at the Roslin Institute from 1981 – 1997. He became Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Nottingham in 2008 before being appointed Chief Executive and Principal of Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) in 2012. In late 2012, Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges and SAC announced their decision to merge to become Scotland’s Rural University College (SRUC). The college partners appointed Professor Bob Webb as Chief Executive & Principal of SRUC, where he stayed until 2013.