Alex Laird - United Kingdom (Restoring our popular heritage of plant medicine within mainstream healthcare)

Living Medicine’s medical herbalists run Self Care courses and workshops, reskilling people in how to use food and plants for their everyday healthcare, exchanging knowledge between cultures. In 2000 Alex set up the herbal clinic in dermatology at Whipps Cross University Hospital with BSc herbal students observing. She has also been practising at The Haven breast cancer support centre for the past 16 years. Alex is a visiting lecturer for herbal and medical students and is a Council member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP). Initially she was a TV producer, then as an aromatherapist ran clinics at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and at centres for people with HIV and drug problems.