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Jemma is a plant scientist with experience in molecular biology, plant breeding, genetics and genetic engineering. She joined the university in 2023.

Jemma’s work to date has included sustainable production of lupins in the UK, improving the establishment of miscanthus, alternative proteins, working with stakeholders to create innovative solutions for agricultural challenges, breeding better rocket and international projects relating to underutilised plant species, including lupins. Jemma is interested in exploring the potential of underutilised crops for UK and international production to improve food security, and different methodologies such as regenerative agriculture to produce food more sustainably.

Jemma is a Member of the Royal Society of Biology and a Member of the Society of Experimental Biology.