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Dr Jessica Mitchell

University of Leeds

Jess is a Chancellors Fellow based at the University of Edinburgh  she co-leads the CE4AMR network alongside a growing portfolio of research on AMR in relation to human-wildlife conflict.

As a Zoologist by training Jess is particularly interested in the role of wildlife within the One Health dynamics of AMR. For example what are the impacts of drug resistant infections on wildlife health and behaviour? What human activities are driving AMR in wildlife? Can AMR be considered a form of human-wildlife conflict?

She works on the co-development of educational resources for different communities including young people and the wildlife conservation sector, again focusing on AMR and human-wildlife conflict.

Jess is also interested in the development of evaluation strategies that consider the processes and mechanisms of behaviour-change, and the flow of knowledge and behaviour change within communities.

In her time outside academia, Jess has designed, delivered and evaluated a range of climate and environment-focused education projects and has become particularly interested in the use of participatory research to tackle global challenges.