Professional summary

Research Interests

Jenny took over running of the day-to-day aspects of the NHMS in October 2022. She is an infectious disease epidemiologist by background but became involved in citizen science during her PhD and has been a beekeeper since 2018 - so these two interests collided in the NHMS! Jenny supports Ellie in the pollen analysis aspect of the NHMS, from DNA extractions through to sequencing and communicating results to beekeepers.

She is currently exploring the wealth of data acquired by the scheme from 2018 to 2022 looking for associations between forage diversity, agricultural intensification, climate, hive health and longevity and honey production. If you would like Jenny to give a talk to your beekeeping association about the NHMS, please contact

Jennifer Shelton