Clare L Drinkell

Senior Curator Botanist - Digitisation

Clare L. Drinkell

Digital Revolution


Science Operations


Curation, taxonomy, digitisation, science communication, editorial

Digitisation duties: facilitate workflows and protocols to aid the digitisation of the herbarium collection for inhouse Digitisation Officers and third-party contractor (Max Communications Ltd); provide expert knowledge to train staff.

Curatorial duties: taxonomic identification and process of new acquisitions; specimen digitisation using Kew databases; rearrange herbarium collections according to new revisions; facilitate visitor access to the herbarium; respond to research enquiries; provide research support; undertake my own research projects; teaching and public engagement activities; manage curatorial volunteers.

Triage duties: supporting curatorial activity as required in the herbarium.

MA in Museum Studies, UCL (2018)
BA (Hons) in Textile Design, Leicester Polytechnic (1992)

Co-editor: Herbarium Handbook - Sharing best practice from across the globe (in press)
Contributing author: Temperate Plant Families Identification handbook, Polemoniaceae & Primulaceae (in press)

Cámara-Leret, R., Frodin, D.G., Adema, F. et al.

New Guinea has the world’s richest island flora.

Nature 584, 579–583 (2020).

Drinkell, C., Utteridge, T.M.A. A revision of the genus Systellantha B. C. Stone.

Studies in Malaysian Myrsinaceae IV.

Kew Bulletin 70, 50 (2015).

Drinkell, C. (2007),


Curtis's Botanical Magazine, 24: 101-107.

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