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Special Guest Dr Andrew Pengelly (President of Indigenous Plants for Health Association)
16 June 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom link for those unable to join in person: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/87103233594
Please join us in person to welcome a very experienced and academically esteemed presenter from the Native Botanicals Industry – Dr Andrew Pengelly – as he spends an hour talking to us about:
- The Indigenous Plants for Health Association & opportunities for you to become involved / connected
- The wide range of interesting and unusual medicinal plants he has come across in his research and career in industry
- Time for general discussion and Q&A
About Dr Andrew Pengelly
Dr Pengelly has had a forty-year career as a herbal practitioner and naturopath, University lecturer, researcher, field botanist and aromatherapist. He is the author of the widely used text “The Constituents of Medicinal Plants” and is currently employed as online faculty for the Maryland University of Integrative Health (USA). His PhD was awarded for his research into Australian plant medicines, which continues to be his area of interest. Dr Pengelly is currently focused on the distillation of essential oils from the bush, while conducting aromatic herbal field schools, teaching the skills of distillation and combining herbs with essential oils for clinical applications. Dr Pengelly now lives in Brisbane and works part-time at the Queensland Herbarium. He is a fellow and life member of the Naturopath & Herbalists Association of Australia, a licensed plant collector with the Hunter regional Herbarium, and President of the Indigenous Plants for Health Association.