Susan Francia is a member of St Cross College, Oxford and an independent researcher. She is a former teacher of Herbal Medicine and most recently of the history of Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Anne Stobart is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK and former Director of Programmes in Complementary Health Sciences and Programme Leader of the BSc in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Herbal Medicine and chairs the Herbal History Research Network. Anne writes for the Recipes Hypotheses blog which brings together an international group of scholars writing on the history of recipes. She is a founder of the Holt Wood project on sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.