Kay E. Lewis-Jones


Kay completed her PhD from the University of Kent’s School of Anthropology and Conservation in 2018. Her research focused on RBG Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership: tracing the human-plant relationships at play in the process of seed conservation and considering what it means to be a wild seed in the Anthropocene. Kay has a degree in Social Anthropology from LSE and an MSc in Ethnobotany from the University of Kent and RBG Kew. She guest edited the 2016 issue of the Environment and Society: Advances in Research on People and Plants, and is excited to be nurturing her life long fascination and commitment to the space between people and plants through her work with The Ethnobotanical Assembly. She currently works in environmental policy analysis and spends her free time, ideally, walking in the fresh air with friends.