I am a curator within the Asian team in the Identification and Naming Department. I am responsible for the curation of a large portion of Kew’s Herbarium dried plant collections which includes organising and incorporating specimens into the collections and rearranging the collectons according to new revisions. I give research support including the identification of selected plant groups and families including the plant family Rubiaceae.
Dawson, S. E. (in press). Characteristics of the Madagascan genus Canephora (Rubiaceae: Octotropideae), and an additional two new species.
Dawson, S. & Gereau, R. (2010). New species of Aidia and Polysphaeria (Rubiaceae) from East Africa. Novon: A journal of Botanical Nomenclature from the Missouri Botanical Garden 20(3): 256 – 264. Available online