I am responsible for ensuring operational planning and business performance reporting for the Science Directorate, facilitating effective Science governance through being Secretary of the Senior Science Team and Trustee-level Science Advisory Committee. My role also includes management of business-related projects and VIP events. Additionally, I have research expertise in botanical aspects of conflict landscapes, particularly of the First World War (polemobotany).
- PhD, University of London, 2006
- BSc (Hons) Biology, University of London, 2002
- Fellow of the Linnean Society of London
Wearn, J.A. and Hudson, J. (2018)
Hyphaene thebaica (Doum palm) in First World War medicine.
Palms 62(3): 138-144.
Wearn, J.A., Budden, A.P., Veniard, S.C. and Richardson, D. (2017)
The flora of the Somme battlefield: a botanical perspective on a post-conflict landscape
First World War Studies 8(1): 63-77. DOI: 10.1080/19475020.2017.1348959
Wearn, J. (2017)
Plants, war and the natural capital of Empire
The Linnean 33(1): 20–24.
Wearn, J. (2016)
Seeds of change – polemobotany in the study of war and culture
Journal of War & Culture Studies 9(3): 271-284. DOI: 10.1080/17526272.2016.1195161
Wearn, J. and Hudson, J. (2014)
Lichens and war graves – from Kew’s Archives to the modern day
British Lichen Society Bulletin 114: 23-26.
Wearn, J.A. and Mabberley, D.J. (2011)
Clerodendrum (Lamicaceae) in Borneo
Systematic Botany 36(4): 1050-1061. DOI: 10.1600/036364411X605056