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 observer for ECP Environmental and Medical and Toxicological Panels

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