Emeritus Fellow Professor Liam Dolan has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as her representative on the board of trustees of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew is governed by a board of trustees which comprises a chairman and eleven members. Ten members and the chairman are appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the Queen appoints her own trustee on the recommendation of the Secretary of State.
Liam was Professorial Fellow at Magdalen College between 2009 and 2020 while he held the Sherardian Chair of Botany at the University of Oxford. Liam has been Senior Group Leader at the Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna, since autumn 2020 where he carries out research on plant development, evolution, and mechanisms of resistance.