Science (Education) Administrator
French (basic), Spanish (basic)
- BSc (Hons) University of London (2002)
- PhD, Microbial Ecology, University of London (2006)
- Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (2010)
- Skvortsovia Editor (2013 - present)
- Flora of Thailand Organising Committee (2013)
I facilitate the delivery of Kew’s mission by enhancing the impact of Kew’s science within the Gardens (through ‘Science in the Gardens’ public engagement) and through taught courses. I am engaged in the creation and publicity of Kew’s new MSc course in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation.
I am also leading ‘Kew Gardens at War’, a First World War Centenary commemoration project which explores the influences of the two World Wars on science and horticulture.
• Development and dissemination of Kew’s science education (including internal and external courses)
• Liaising with Kew’s ‘Science in the Gardens’ working group
• Project Manager, ‘Kew Gardens at War’
Wearn, J. (2015). Risking their lives to collect plants on the Salonika Front. The New Mosquito. Journal of the Salonika Campaign Society 31.
Wearn, J. (2014) Kew in wartime. Kew Magazine 84: 48-53. Available online
Wearn, J. & Hudson, J. (2014) Lichens and war graves – from Kew’s Archives to the modern day. British Lichen Society Bulletin 114: 23-26.
Currie, A.F., Wearn, J., Hodgson, S., Wendt, H., Broughton, S. & Jin, L. (2014 ). Foliar fungal endophytes in herbaceous plants: a marriage of convenience? Pp. 61-81 in Verma, V. & Gange, A.C. (eds.), Advances in Endophytic Research. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg [book chapter]. Available online
Wearn, J. A. & Schuiteman, A. (2013). Plant conservation in Thailand: Dokmai Garden and the Orchid Ark. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 59: 5-14. Available online