Dr Amanda Collis

BBSRC Executive Director, Research Strategy and Programmes

Dr Amanda Collis studied for a degree in plant sciences and PhD in fungal molecular biology before joining the Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in 1998. She has extensive experience of the UK research councils with strong interests in basic and strategic research, multidisciplinary approaches, funding partnerships and research infrastructures. Amanda has broad experience in UK science policy, including time spent on secondment to the Houses of Parliament, Research Councils UK and detached duty to the British Consulate General – Boston where she worked alongside the UK government’s Science and Innovation Network. Amanda is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

As Executive Director, Research Strategy and Programmes, Amanda has responsibility for:

  • frontier and interdisciplinary research
  • science strategy, including horizon scanning
  • responsive and strategic programmes
  • international
  • tools and technology.


Dr Amanda Collis
Email: amanda.collis@bbsrc.ukri.org.

Last updated: 31 March 2022

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