Irene Teixidor

Irene Teixidor


Position: PhD-stud., School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, UK


About me
I am a biologist passionate about the world’s cultural and biological diversity. My urge to learn how everything works led me to study Ecology or how beings are related to each other and to the environment; now I add a new aspect to this knowledge by studying how we humans perceive and interact with nature. I am interested in raising awareness about the importance of both cultural and biological diversity, stressing the key role of incorporating indigenous perspectives to the process of building a sustainable future. Moreover, I am interested in exploring the concept of health and the different strategies that have been developed to deal with healthcare around the world. The study of medicinal plant knowledge and use brings together all my scientific interests.


  • 2005/2010 BSc Hons in Biology (University of Barcelona).
  • 2010/2011 MSc in Marine Ecology (University of Barcelona).
  • 2011 Student and Research Assistant in the international project ‘Malaspina 2010 circumnavigation’.

Why did you want to become part of MedPlant?
I want to contribute exploring the patterns of medicinal plant use and to help raise awareness about the importance of the world’s diversity.

What do you hope to achieve as part of MedPlant?
I wish to achieve expertise in ethnobotany and cultural anthropology as well as in pioneer methodologies to study the relation between people and the environment.

What do you hope to do after MedPlant?
I hope to continue these studies as well as applying research to cultural and biological diversity conservation.