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Jenny Stewart

Dr Jenny Stewart PhD FGeol FCIM
Director of Science and Transformation

Jenny Stewart is the Director of Science and Transformation at the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Jenny leads both APHA science and the APHA transformation which will be delivered by the Science Capability in Animal Health (SCAH) Programme (SCAH) at Weybridge. She is a member of the APHA Executive team and Management Board.

Jenny currently leads a multidisciplinary team of approximately 950 scientists and other specialists working collaboratively with multiple partners to deliver for customers in Governments while acting as the design authority for SCAH which will upgrade the Weybridge campus and transform the way science is delivered to safeguard and future proof our world-class animal health science and research capability.

Jenny has spent her career split between central government and higher education, in corporate, operational and science and technology roles. Her most recent previous role was as Director of Science and Technology in the Home Office, leading research, operational and regulatory teams including as SRO for the HO GMPP Biometrics Programme.

Invasive species: the silent threat to our ecosystems

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Once established, invasive non-native species can threaten biodiversity and can be extremely costly and difficult to control. APHA Director of Science Transformation, Jenny Stewart and Lucy Cornwell from the GB Non-native Species Secretariat are sharing some of the ways that everyone can help.

Securing the UK’s animal health scientific capability

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In this blog, we look at how some of the key areas of APHA’s animal health science continue to have an immediate impact for UK farming and trade, whilst developments take place on the Weybridge site, and how a ‘One health’ approach places the Weybridge campus as a vital part of the overall system that protects public health.

Investing in the UK’s science capability in animal health

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Image of the Weybourne Building, synonymous with APHA Weybridge

Hear from APHA’s new Director of Science and Transformation, Dr Jenny Stewart, as she talks about plans to redevelop the Weybridge site to enhance its capability and reputation as a world-class science centre to support APHA’s mission to safeguard animal health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy.