Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Coventry, UK, 16 June 1943;
Attended Stoke Primary School in Coventry.
Secondary education at Caludon Castle Boys School, Coventry.
Brian read Botany at University College North Wales, Ban- gor, and studied for his Ph.D. at the University of the West Indies and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In 1969-75 he was Taxonomist to the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin.
In 1975 he commenced employment in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens where he became Director of the Gardens and State Herbarium on 25 December, 1980.
He was a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and President of the Australian Flora Foundation. He was elected President of the International Association of Botanic Gardens in 1983.
He is author of Wild Flowers of the World (1970) and contributor to Flowering Plants of the World (1978) and Irish Gardening and Horticulture (1979) as well as to numerous professional publications.
He does not appear to have done any significant herbarium collecting in Australia.
Source: back dust-jacket of Flowering Plants in Australia (1983)
ABRS author's survey, 1988
Portrait Photo: supplied, 1988, ABRS author's survey.