Bidda Jones joined RSPCA Australia as its first national scientist in 1996 after moving to Australia from the UK. She now heads the organisation’s science and policy team, providing evidence-based animal welfare advice to government, industry and the public, and is also responsible for campaign strategy.
Bidda has an honours degree in zoology and a PhD in animal behaviour. She has represented the RSPCA on numerous national committees relating to animal welfare and has been actively working to improve the humaneness of pest and native animal management in Australia for many years. Bidda has been an honorary associate of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney since 2000.