Education takes many guises. I love teaching the new generation of professional medical herbalists at Betonica where I deliver the materia medica and herbal therapeutics modules. I also write and deliver training, for the professional and adult education classes for the Herbal Academy. 

In industry I am the Twinings International herbal expert and I work with their teams worldwide to develop new herbal blends. I have been part of the expert panel for The Food People meeting high street brands and advising on new markets and harnessing the power of plants in their products,  a member of the Potters Advisory Board and a consultant for Nexus PR.  This consultancy work led me to setting up an agency called Plant Potential to work directly with industry on product development.

I have long been a supporter of Salem International and made a documentary at their project in Uganda where I helped to fundraise and advised on the medicinal herb garden and I am also an adviser to Discover an NGO dedicated to training healthworkers in Africa to teach safe, natural medicine in rural communities.

More informally, I have delivered talks, workshops and other herbal events in the UK, Germany, Russia and most recently in Italy and Uganda.


I love to get out and meet people and I always learn something new when I do. If you have a project in mind that you would like to talk through with me please get in touch. Travel throughout the UK and internationally is welcomed depending on my availability.

I am not currently offering any courses, but you can access my training at the Herbal Academy (link below) and I highly recommend their wide range of courses. 

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