In 2019 I received an MBE for services to plant science education, following a long academic career first at the University of Leeds and then as a consultant for The University of Cambridge and Defra.

I am no longer actively consulting but maintain an interest in all matters that inspire, inform and assist the next generation of plant scientists and help everyone to appreciate the value of plants.

My work on the Gatsby Plant Science Summer School continues at The University of Cambridge.
Click here to read more. Read my article on “Let your curiosity lead the way” on their new Plant Science Futures website here.

My work on plant health continues through Dr Charles Lane (Fera Science Ltd) and the Royal Society of Biology. For further information on the Plant Health Professional Register, the Plant Health Undergraduate Studentships programme and the Plant Health events series, please contact

Follow me on Twitter (@celiaKconsult), read my blogs and if I can help in any way, please get in touch.

If you’re interested to see how I put plant health in the context of global challenges and how I relate it to my everyday life, take a look at my blogs, which includes a monthly series written during the international year of plant health 2020.
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