School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Emma Malcolm

Biological Teaching Technician



I am currently employed as a Biological teaching technician, supporting the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences based in Ridley building 2. I primarily support delivery of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught laboratory classes across Biology, Marine and Agriculture modules.

I was previously employed as a research technician on two animal welfare (pig) projects. One focusing on detection and alleviation of pain during standard husbandry procedures and the other on early detection of health and welfare in commercial settings. I have completed a secondment as Laboratory technician in Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering. I have also worked in the Institute of Neuroscience as a research assistant working on behavioural pharmacology projects. 

Roles and Responsibilities

I have experience in assessment of behavioural measures of pain and cognitive function. I have experience in general husbandry of both laboratory and livestock species. Deputy Fire Marshall for Ridley 2 building and a member of the building Health and Safety committee.


MChem Chemistry Hons (Medicinal and Biological with Industrial Experience) - University of Edinburgh

Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

IAT Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology  - complete (Distinction in all units)

Home Office Module 4

Home Office Module 1-3

Emergency First Aid at Work - valid until 28 Jun 2020