Dr Emily Sena, at the University of Edinburgh, is senior lecturer specialised in the validity of preclinical research. She completed her PhD in neuroscience at the Universities of Edinburgh and Melbourne. Her interests are in the use of meta-research approaches (research on research) to drive improvements in the validity, transparency and reproducibility of primary research using animal models of human diseases. Her work has informed laboratory practice guidelines, editorial policy and clinical trials design.
She is a member of the University of Edinburgh Animal Welfare Ethical Review Board, convenor of CAMARADES (www.camarades.info), and the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Open Science (https://openscience.bmj.com/).