Sophie has been working since 2012 for Plant Heritage, the charity dedicated the conservation of cultivated plants in the UK and Ireland. She currently manages the network of National Plant Collections®, and has over the years contributed to the development of the Threatened Plants Project, an initiative aimed at red listing cultivars which have become threatened in the trade and in cultivation, and establish conservation plans for the most worthy.
Sophie previously worked at the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, investigating the use of pollen in Rubiaceae systematics. She studied Plant Biology and Ecology at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, and has a particular interest in orchid taxonomy, having undertaken molecular and morphological research on the Angraecoid group.
Plant Heritage National Plant Collections