I am currently living in Leuven in Belgium doing a PhD about wild banana seed conservation. Previously I worked at the Millennium Seed Bank on a project to collect native tree and shrub seeds across the UK. Before all of that I worked with homeless people for many years in London and Cardiff.
My research focuses on understanding plant ecology of tropical crop wild relatives. In particular I am researching reproductive processes including seed germination ecology and gene-flow between generations of banana wild relatives in tropical rain forests. My aim is to conserve and improve use of genetic resources.