Dr Aisyah Faruk

Conservation Partnership Coordinator (Oceania and Europe)

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Enhanced Partnerships


Millennium Seed Bank Partnership


Conservation, ecology, sustainable use of plants

I joined RBG Kew in 2015 as part of the International Seed Conservation Team. Initially, coordinating partnerships in the Caucasus and the Arabian Peninsula. Prior to that, I have extensive experience in tropical conservation, completing my PhD on Biological Sciences, investigating the impact of mono-cultures on biodiversity in Malaysia.

My current role involves coordinating projects and partnerships across Europe and Oceania (Australia and the Pacific). The activities involve collecting and conserving seeds, collaborating with local institutions on research of endemic and highly threatened/rare flora and the sustainable use of important wild harvested plants.

  • Bsc (2:1 Hons), Queen Mary University of London, 2008
  • PhD Biological Science, Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with Institute of Zoology, 2013
  • Technical Associate for Wild Asia, Malaysia (2013-2014)

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