Staff Directory

Find information on key SASA staff and their work through the links below. You can sort by first name or surname. Alternatively use the keywords search box or select a section from the drop-down box and click Apply.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of SASA staff.

Staff email addresses take the form: firstname.lastname followed by @sasa.gsi.gov.uk.

View the organisation chart for an overview of the structure.

First name Surnamesort descending Job Title
Emma Back Project Leader - Euphresco
Laura Bowden Seed Physiologist
Mairi Carnegie Assistant Zoology Manager
Valerie Cockerell Head of Official Seed Testing Station for Scotland
Triona Davey Acting Head of Potato Branch
Kim Davie Potato Nematologist
Craig Douglas Antibody Production Specialist
John Ellicott SPCS Technical Manager
Gill Hartley Senior Wildlife Biologist
Fiona Highet Senior Entomologist
Jacqueline Hughes Head of Agricultural Science Delivery; Senior Management Team
David Kenyon Head of Diagnostics, Wildlife & Molecular Biology
John Kerr (currently on secondment)
Christophe Lacomme Senior Virologist
Katherine Lester Project Leader - Euphresco
Marian McEwan Seed Pathologist
Ros McHugh Potato Pathology Manager
Laura Melton Senior Analyst
Carol Monie Pesticide Usage Surveyor
Vincent Mulholland Molecular Biology Unit Manager
Gillian Musgrove Seed Testing/Quality Manager
Heather Owen Scientific Manager (GM Team)
Mike Parker Head of Seed Certification
Jon Pickup Head of Virology & Zoology
Gillian Reay Pesticide Usage Survey Manager
Kirsty Reid Senior Analyst
Alex Reid Head of Genotyping
Susan Ross Quality Manager
Gerry Saddler Chief Plant Health Officer for Scotland and Head of SASA; Senior Management Team
Alexandra Schlenzig Senior Plant Pathologist
Support Services -
Elizabeth Sharp Senior Analyst
Jason Sumner-Kalkun Molecular Entomologist - Project Leader
Mike Taylor Head of Chemistry
Johan Wardlaw Pesticide Usage Surveyor
Lucy Webster Senior Molecular Biologist - Wildlife DNA Forensics