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Griggs, Patricia J. [Pat]

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Job title: 

Science Administrator (Education)

Office of the Science Directorate
Joined Kew: 


Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc (2.1 Hons), Univ. Reading, 1982
  • PhD, Univ. Aberdeen, 1987

My main responsibility is to support the wide range of educational and training activities within the Science Directorate.  This involves working with the managers of short capacity-building courses and with colleagues co-ordinating Kew’s input into the new Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation MSc, which is being developed in partnership with Queen Mary University of London.  Through the Science in the Gardens group, I also participate in initiatives within the gardens and glasshouses to ensure that Kew’s visitors can learn more about Kew’s science and conservation activities through written and live interpretation.

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.