Dr Jessica Martin, Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Animal Welfare, University of Edinburgh

Jessica has a BSc(Hons) in Zoology, MSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Poultry Health and Welfare from the University of Glasgow.

She has worked in animal welfare research for nearly a decade, with the last four years at the The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. Her research interests are the integration of behaviour and physiology to investigate animal welfare issues, primarily in poultry. Her most recent research focuses on innovation and refinement of humane on-farm killing and humane stunning methods for pigs and poultry, such as Low Atmospheric Pressure Stunning.

She is also involved in the development of Agritech to monitor poultry flocks. She is a member of the World Poultry Science Association Council (UK Branch) and was a previous winner of the EPIC Young Poultry Person of the Year – The Clive Frampton Memorial Award (2017).