Jen is a Senior Portfolio Manager at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), with a focus on net zero and greenhouse gas removal. She helped implement the GGR Demonstrators Programme, and now acts as the point of contact for the Demonstrators and contributes to ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the programme.

Previous to working at BBSRC Jen was a research scientist in plant environmental physiology. She holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield and spent 6 years at Rothamsted Research as a postdoctoral researcher working on bioenergy crops.