Kew's Science Staff

Kew employs more than 200 scientists and benefits from the unpaid services of several dozen Kew-based Research Fellows and Associates, including many former members of staff post-retirement. Here you can read about the individual research interests and activities of Kew scientists and see some of their recent scientific outputs.

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McGough, H. Noel

Line management of the Conventions and Policy Section and of the UK Overseas Territories and Conservation Training teams. Advising governments and partners on the application of international regulatory schemes to biodiversity conservation.


McNeil, Ann

Merklinger, Felix

Botanical inventories for conservation management in West and Central Africa.


Michnowicz, Sabina A.

Middlemiss, Phyllida A.

Miles, Stephanie M. H.

UK Collections Co-ordinator


Milliken, William

Leadership of Kew’s cross-departmental Latin America Programme; project development and management; applied biodiversity research; provision of technical and policy advice


Mills, Nicola

Processing and curation of seed bank collections.


Moat, Justin F.

Develops and manage the GIS unit, GIS projects and related research and science. Special interests in modeling, webmapping, vegetation mapping and conservation assessments.


Moore, Alison

Curation of South East Asia herbarium collections. Urticaceae (Poikilospermum) systematic research.


Mueller, Jonas

International Projects Co-ordinator


Murphy, Vicky

Information Officer, Seed Conservation Department


Nadarajan, Jayanthi

Cryobiology Specialist


Nesbitt, Mark

Curation of and research into the Economic Botany Collection; ethnobotany education; taxonomy of useful plants; seed-morphology; public enquiries.


Newton, Rosemary J.

Seed Ecologist


Nic Lughadha, Eimear M.

Research on plant diversity and systematics and development and direction of key projects of importance to HLAA, especially those promoting access, analysis and use of Kew’s plant diversity resources.


Nicolson, Nicola

Solutions Architect in Science Applications section, with responsibility for design of science and horticulture IT systems.


Osborne, Jo

Research, curation and vegetation survey for the Temperate Regional Team.


Owens, Simon J.

To deliver RBG Kew’s mission by supporting the Director as Chief Scientist, and the Keepers (Directors) of the Jodrell Laboratory, Herbarium, Library Art and Archives and Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates in developing and implementing the strategy, policy and planning framework for science at Kew in line with the Breathing Planet Programme and identifying relevant fundraising opportunities.


Pajdo, Anna

Processing and curation of seed bank collections.


Paton, Alan

Management of the Biodiversity Information and Economic Botany Section of the Herbarium; Lamiaceae research; implementation of Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC).


Paun, Ovidiu

Investigation of genetic and epigenetic alterations after polyploidization and/or hybridization and their effects on the evolution of flowering plants.


Pavlik, Bruce Michael

To establish a cross-departmental programme in restoration ecology


Pearce, Laura

Curation of families assigned to Wet Tropics Africa team, IUCN Conservation Assessments, and Checklist production.


Pearce, Laura

Processing and curation of seed bank collections.



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