Traditional Herbalist since 1989, qualified originally with National Institute of Medical Herbalists (Tutorial Course, School of Herbal Medicine/Phytotherapy), joined Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners in 2011.
University lecturer in Herbal Medicine since 2005.
Born and brought up in the Scottish Borders.
Higher Education at University of York (Biology 1980) and Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (MSc Herbal Medicine 2003).
Married to Rukshana Afia, an artist working with drawing, textiles and ceramics.
Passionate about environmental, economic and social justice.