4 February 2020
I joined RBG Kew in 2015 working first in the seed processing team; processing, banking, and germination testing seed collections from across the MSBP.
Following this I worked as fieldwork officer, coordinating fieldwork for the UK National Tree Seed Project, a project that aimed to establish an accessible, genetically representative, national seed collection of UK native trees and shrubs.
In my current role I utilise these seed conservation expertise to co-ordinate projects in the Caucasus, Greece and Indonesia. The projects I oversee aim to conserve plant diversity and include seed conservation, ecological restoration, and community engagement activities.
- BSc (Hons), Univ. of Manchester, 2010
- MSc, Univ. of Manchester, 2011
Conserving the Flora of the Balkans: Native Plants of Greece
Seed collecting and research to ensure the long-term survival of Greece's diverse flora
Enhancing rural Caucasian livelihoods through fruit and nut conservation
Protecting important fruit and nut species in Georgia and Armenia through rural community engagements, ex situ seed conservation and research.
Global Tree Seed Bank Programme: Indonesia
Conserving Indonesia’s native tree flora via a programme of seed collection, extinction assessment and research into the role ex-situ conservation can play in forest restoration programmes.
Threatened Biodiversity Hotspots in the Caucasus
Conserving important plant species in a region of high biodiversity and endemism.
Threatened Biodiversity Hotspots in Indonesia
Conservation on the megadiverse Indonesian archipelago. An ambitious programme of seed conservation, plant extinction assessments and research on the ecology, conservation and use of Indonesia’s native flora.