Janet is a Council member and Trustee, a member of the General Purposes Committee and a committee member of the Botany section. She represents NHSN on the Environmental Records Information Centre (ERIC) board and is tutor for NHSN’s popular botany classes.
Her interests include the ecology of lead mines and species-rich grasslands; botany – plant ecology and identification; lichens and lichen ecology; biological recording.
Professionally, she holds and has held a number of positions:
“I joined NHSN soon after coming to the north-east, and it was a great way to get to know a new area and meet people with
similar interests. Many years later I am still impressed by the breadth of expertise amongst our members and their willingness
to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with others. I never come away from teaching a class without having learnt something
new myself, and that is just as it should be!”