Professor Chris Gilligan

Christopher Gilligan is Professor of Mathematical Biology and leads the Epidemiology and Modelling Group that brings together biologists, mathematicians, physicists and statisticians within the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge. 

Professor Gilligan was born in 1953 in New Ross, Ireland. After graduating from Oxford in 1974 with a degree in Agricultural and Forest Sciences, he then went on to achieve a PHd in plant pathology before moving to Cambridge University where he has since held numerous posts such as University lecturer, Reader and Research fellow. 

Chris's research within the Epidemiology and Modelling Group at Cambridge is centred on the use of mathematics and experimentation to unravel the dynamics of botanical epidemics.