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Drinkell, Clare L.

Photo of Clare Drinkell
Job title: 

Assistant Curator (Asia)

Department: 
Identification and Naming
Joined Kew: 

2002

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BA (Hons), Leicester Polytechnic, 1992
Role: 

My role is to help meet the curatorial needs of the Asian team with the aim of maintaining and improving the Herbarium collection and the content of datasets. This includes:

  • Identification of incoming material
  • Incorporation of material into the collections
  • Rearrangement according to new revisions
  • Databasing and digitisation of material where necessary

 I also provide research support within Kew and to visitors using the collections, dealing with loan and image requests, and contribute to Kew Public Engagement and Science Communication activities.

Selected publications: 

Gale, S. & Drinkell, C. (2007). Calanthe arisanensis, Curtis's Botanical Magazine 24 (4): 206-210. Available online

Drinkell, C. (2007), Dracula cordobae, Curtis's Botanical Magazine 24 (2):101-107. Available online