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Prof Sharon Huws is a Professor in Animal Science and Microbiology within the School of Biological Sciences and the Institute for Global Food Security. Prof Huws in responsible for the delivery of World-leading research and impact within the school. On a personal level, her research focuses on enhancing sustainable livestock production within the remit of ensuring planetary and human health. She has won over £10M in funding in the past 5 years, published over 150 publications and led many global initiatives (e.g she coordinated the global 'Rumen Microbial Genomics' network which underpinned the mission of the Global Research Alliance for Methane Mitigation from 2013-2023; currently she is leading a global project with 16 partners across the World (RUMEN Gateway project) to build a major biobank of ruminant gastrointestinal tract microbes) Prof Huws is a Senior editor for the journal Microbiome and Editor-in-chief for the sister journal Animal Microbiome. She also sits on the Scottish Government's Academic Advisory Panel, which underpins the work of the Agricultural Reform Implementation Oversight Board.


Prof Huws was awarded the Sir John Hammond award for excellence in Animal Science from the British Society for Animal Science and the British Cattle Breeders Club in 2022.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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