Personal profile

Personal profile

Phd Supervisors:

Phil Crang, (RHUL)

Mark Nesbitt (RBG, Kew)

Felix Driver (RHUL)

Phd Advisors: 

Nigel Melican (Tea Craft)

Research interests

Human Geography (Plant Humanities), Foodways, Ethnobotany, Biocultural Diversity & Conservation, Tea: Camellia sinensis & cultures of fermentation


Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew | London, UK

Missouri Botanical Garden, William L. Brown Center for Ethnobotany | MO, USA

Tea History Collection & Tea History Association | Banbury, UK


People & Plants, LLC | Missouri, USA

Educational background

MSc Ethnobotany Supervisors: Dr. Rajindra Puri (Kent) & Dr. Mark Nesbitt (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

BA Majors Supervisor: Dr. Sameena Mulla

Education/Academic qualification

Ethnobotany, MSc, The Dynamics of Biocultural Diversity: Lessons from a Changing Georgian Viticulture Landscape, University of Kent at Canterbury

18 Sept 201818 Sept 2019

Award Date: 18 Sept 2019

Anthropology & Environmental Studies, BA, An Examination of the Intersection of Food, Eating and Health Through Food Culture and the Social and Geographic Environment, Marquette University Milwaukee

15 Sept 200915 May 2013

Award Date: 15 May 2013

External positions

PhD Student | Interdisciplinary Research, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

18 Sept 2023 → …

Honorary Curator, Tea History Collection

1 Sept 2022 → …

Ethnobotany Collections & Data, Missouri Botanical Garden

18 Jan 2021 → …