Dr Jacqueline Hughes

Head of Agricultural Science Delivery;
Senior Management Team

Telephone Number
+44(0)131 244 8913


Research interests/Areas of expertise

  • Plant protection product use patterns, evaluation and approval
  • Biocide evaluation and approval
  • Agricultural use of rodenticides


  • 2016 head of Pesticide Survey Unit
  • Joined SASA in 2006 as a Pesticides Adviser, managing the Pesticide Survey Team and providing advice on agricultural pesticide use and approval to a range of stakeholders.
  • 2004-2006 Study Coordinator, managing European pesticide residue and efficacy studies, Charles River Laboratories, UK
  • 2001-2004 Study Director, conducting ecotoxicology studies to assess the impact of pesticides on non-target arthropods, Charles River Laboratories, UK
  • 1999-2001 Post-doctoral Researcher, studying flight dynamics of lepidopteran orchard pests. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) Zurich
  • 1998-1999 Entomologist, conducting insecticide efficacy trials, Charles River Laboratories, UK
  • 1997 PhD in Entomology - "Investigation of the potential range and colonisation ability of selected insect pests of oilseed rape". University of Edinburgh & Scottish Agricultural College

Representational Duties

  • Scottish Government assessor for the Expert Committee for Pesticides (ECP)
  • Scottish Government observer for ECP Environmental and Medical and Toxicological Panels
  • Member of the ECP’s Working Party for Pesticide Usage Survey (WPPUS)
    Scottish Government assessor of biocidal risk assessment evaluations

One of the authors of the Pesticide Usage Survey reports as well as the following publications: