I manage the Plant and Fungal Trees of Life project (PAFTOL), one of Kew’s Strategic Outputs for 2020. PAFTOL is funded by the Calleva Foundation, the Sackler Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation. We are using Kew’s collections to produce genome-scale data for a representative of each flowering plant and fungal genera using high-throughput sequencing technologies. This comprehensive investigation of evolutionary relationships will provide a unifying framework for comparative plant and fungal research, greatly accelerating the discovery of new taxa, particularly in less well-known groups, as well as facilitating the exploration of properties and uses.
I am responsible for managing PAFTOL's work plans and budgets, as well as project communication and engagement with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the broadest reach and impact of the project.
- PRINCE2 (Foundation & Practitioner), 2015
- MSc Science Communication, Imperial College, London, 2012
- BSc (Hons) Zoology, Univ. Sheffield, 2011