Dr Tétard-Jones is a plant geneticist and has a research interest in combining complementary data analysis and experimental approaches to gain novel understanding about how plant genes influence plant fitness via their role in plant response to environmental stress. Her previous work at The University of Manchester (2003-2007) investigated the role of plant genetic variation on plant response to root bacteria and insect pests using quantitative genetics (including QTL mapping). In 2008, Dr Tétard-Jones joined Newcastle University, where she trained in using proteomics techniques to analyse plant gene expression. She set up and led the Nafferton Ecological Framing Group (NEFG) proteomics facility since May 2009, which uses 2D Difference Gel Electrophoresis (DiGE) to analyse changes in gene expression due to plant genetic variation and nutrient availability. She has experience in analyzing the relationship between the plant environment and plant gene expression using statistical based multivariate analysis.