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Hudson, J Alex

Photograph of Alex Hudson
Job title: 

Project Staff: Useful Plants Project Officer

Natural Capital and Plant Health
Joined Kew: 


Foreign languages: 

Spanish (Basic/ Intermediate)

Qualifications and appointments: 
  • BSc Univ. Exeter, 2005
  • BSc Birkbeck College, Univ. London, 2011
  • MSc Imperial College, 2012

I support the management of Project MGU – the Useful Plants Project (UPP), which aims to increase the capacity of local communities in Africa and Latin America to conserve, grow and sustainably use plant species that are most useful to their wellbeing. My main responsibilities involve the compilation and management of project information and data, including data cleaning and the design, construction and data migration of a Brahms database. I also support the production of dissemination material, including posters, species profiles and online content. I compile the mid and annual reports for the project donor and support the preparation of meetings. Finally, I assist in-country project implementation and development activities including community workshops and fieldwork.

Selected publications: 

Rutherford, C., Donaldson, J., Hudson, A., McGough, N. H., Sajeva, M., Schippmann, U. & Tse-Laurence, M. (2013). CITES and Cycads: a user's guide. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond.