Rural Affairs and the Environment (RAE) Consultation on the Research Strategy for 2016-2021.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the scope and content of the draft RAE Research Strategy for the 2016-2021 period.

Annex C -Role, Remit and Membership of the Strategic Research Programme Board

Role: The Strategic Research Programme Board will be the highest level body within the Scottish Government and will be ultimately accountable for the strategic research budget.


  • The Board will provide oversight and be responsible for giving direction, when required, to different elements of the research portfolio.
  • The Board will ensure coordination of the different elements of the research portfolio.
  • The Board will receive reports on performance and delivery from each of the different elements of the strategic research portfolio.
  • The Board will make decisions to resolve issues that impact on delivery.


  • Chair - Dr Bob McIntosh, Director for Environment and Forestry, Scottish Government
  • Prof Tim Benton, UK Champion for Global Food Security (University of Leeds)
  • Prof Louise Heathwaite, Chief Scientific Adviser for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Scottish Government
  • Jeremy Phillipson, Deputy Director, RELU (University of Newcastle)
  • Dr Jonathan Pryce, Director for Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities, Scottish Government
  • Kenny Richmond, Economics Director, Scottish Enterprise
  • Susan Davies, Head of RESAS, Deputy Director, Scottish Government

Secretariat: RESAS


Email: Research Strategy Consultation Mailbox

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