I was Principal Scientific Officer in Kew's Herbarium until my retirement in 2006. Until 2015 I worked on, and completed, publications on the Acanthaceae family for Flora of Tropical East Africa and Flora Zambesiaca. I am currently working on Cyperaceae for Flora Zambesiaca, and Acanthaceae for Flora of Namibia. Since 2015, I have also been working with colleagues in Zambia to produce a pictorial guide to the flora of Mutinondo Wilderness Area in northern Zambia, as well as assisting with general naming in the Herbarium.
- PhD in Taxonomy and ecology, Copenhagen University, 1982
- MSc in Taxonomic Botany, Copenhagen University, 1975
Vollesen, K. (2008)
Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae (Part 1)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 978-1-84246-217-1.
Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. and Kelbessa, E. (2010)
Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae (Part 2)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 978-1-84246-386-4.
Vollesen, K. (2013)
Acanthaceae (Part 1) in Flora Zambesiaca 8 (5)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 978-1-84246-412-0.
Darbyshire, I. and Vollesen, K. (2015)
Acanthaceae (Part 2) in Flora Zambesiaca 8 (6)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 978-1-84246-413-7.