Head of Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Service (THDAS) at FORESTRY RES AG. She has over 20 years’ experience in plant pathology (agriculture, horticulture and forestry) and has published over 40 scientific papers. She provides expert advice and diagnostics on tree health issues for Great Britain and is also involved in other external tree health projects. Her research area over the last ten years has focused on diseases caused by Phytophthora species and the detection of new pathogens in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. She is currently involved in the development of an early warning system, Observatree (http://www.observatree.org.uk/) for the detection tree pests and diseases at a UK-wide scale.