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Griggs, Patricia J. [Pat]

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Job title: 

Specialist Training Co-ordinator and UKOTs Public Engagement Officer: UKOTs and Conservation Team

Department: 
Conservation, Living Collections and Estates
Section: 
Conservation and Conventions
Joined Kew: 

1988

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc, Reading, 1982
  • PhD, Aberdeen, 1987.
Role: 

Co-ordinating International Diploma Courses and postgraduate visits; promoting the conservation activities of Kew's UKOTs team through web pages and blogs.

Co-ordinating International Diploma Course programme and supporting course participants during their stay. Co-ordinating programme of taught modules for postgraduate students. Producing On Course newsletter for network of course alumni and course publicity materials, both printed and on the web. Developing web presence for Kew's UKOT's Programme, including species pages, territory pages and blog posts.

Selected publications: 

Griggs, P. & Clubbe, C. (2013). Building capacity and facilitating networks for plant conservation. Bgjournal 10: 25-27. Available online

Griggs, P. (2013) The International Diploma – a benchmark for botanic garden education. Roots 10 (1): 10-13

Goyder, D.J., Griggs, P., Nesbitt, M., Parker, L. & Ross-Jones, K. (2012). Sir Joseph Hooker’s collections at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 29: 66-85.

Griggs, P.J. & Endersby, J. (2011). Joseph Hooker: botanical trailblazer. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Kew Publishing.