BA (Hons), Leicester Polytechnic, 1979
My job involves curating dried specimens of Asian plants into the Herbarium, if necessary rearranging to new revisions, and whenever possible identifying and naming specimens, with the aim of continually maintaining and improving the Herbarium collection and the content of datasets.
I also provide research support within Kew and to visitors using the collections, dealing with loan and image requests maintaining, updating and adding to specimen digitisation.
I carry out teaching activities, science in garden activities and public engagement activities to contribute to science communication in the Garden.
My own research interests have been in the Lamiaceae family concentrating on work for Flora Malesiana.
Harley, R.M. & Walsingham, L. (2014). Eriope viscose (Lamiaceae), a new species from the Chapada. Kew Bull. 69: 9514
Walsingham, L.J. (2012). 216. Lamiaceae, Flora Mesoamericana, 21.Ocimum, 22. Plectranthus
Walsingham, L. & Bramley, G. (2010). A revision of the genus Gomphostemma (Lamiaceae) in Sabah and Sarawak Kew Bulletin 65(3):479-485. DOI:10.1007/s12225-010-9228-x
Walsingham, L. & Atkins, S. (2007). A New Species of Vitex (Labiatae) from Tanzania Kew Bull. 61: 615-617.