Emily Sena is a senior lecturer specialised in the validity of preclinical research at the University of Edinburgh. 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.
Dr. Sena is the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Open Science, a new journal focused on quality and innovative approaches to address the limitations in preclinical research (https://openscience.bmj.com/). She is also a member of the university Animal Welfare Ethical Review Board, and convenor of CAMARADES (www.camarades.info).