Mycological Consultants working in the UK by area

Details are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement by the BMS of the individual's capabilities.


Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group (HFSG) contact:
We have done survey work, as a Group, in the past for outside organisations in VC 36 (Herefordshire), such as Caring for God’s Acre and also funded by the Bulmer Foundation.

Shelly & Mike Stroud Contact:
We would also be interested in doing some survey work in a private capacity, in VC’s 35, 36, 42, 43.  Participated in all  the HFSG surveys (above) and have also done one or two, privately, for local organisations in Breconshire.  Shelly has a particular, but not exclusive, interest in ascomycetes & myxomycetes. 

Josephine (Jo) Weightman  Contact:
Mycological Recorder for Herefordshire and the Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group (HFSG) willing to undertake survey work in a private capacity within Herefordshire or adjacent counties. My most recent private work was in Moccas Park Herefordshire for Natural England 2002-2003. I have been recording fungi, mainly in Kent and Herefordshire, for 40+ years. My main interest is with the macrofungi.

London Area

Dr A. Martyn Ainsworth Contact:
Mycological interests: British fungi

Andy Overall Contact:
'An experienced field mycologist and educator, providing consultation on the larger fungi of the United Kingdom’s woodlands and green spaces. Especially within Middlesex.'
Since 2003 I have carried out an average of two surveys per year. This includes five surveys for the Royal Parks & Historic Palaces, including Richmond Park, Kensington Gardens, Bushy Park, Regents Park & Primrose Hill and Home Park. As well as surveys of Hampstead Heath, Queens Wood and Big Wood in NW London. During 2016 I surveyed biodiversity sites around Heathrow Airport.

David Hawksworth Contact: 

A mycologist with over 50 years experience, providing nationwide consultancy and expert witness services in a private capacity on diverse aspects of fungi, including applications in forensic cases, mould growth issues in buildings, or advice to publishers and industry. Also undertaking field surveys (particularly of lichens) and lecturing on the importance and diversity of fungi.


Neil Mahler. Contact:
County fungus recorder ; Suffolk.


Edward Tuddenham, Contact:
Old Winders House, Barnets Hill, Peasmarsh, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6YJ Tel: 01797230012 Mobile: 07798610678 (mobile may not work when I am home)

Yorkshire (North)

Malcolm Greaves Contact: Linton Cottage Flaxton York. YO607RT
Recorder for the Mid Yorks Fungus Group. Non professional surveys of local Ministry of Defence SSSI land, Yorkshire Wildlife trust and Yorkshire Arboretum. Larger fungi and also some families of Ascomycetes. Published in Field Mycology.

Yorkshire (South)

Caroline Hobart Contact:
Mycological interests: British fungi with particular interest in hypogeous species.


Chris Knowles Contact:
As a mycological consultant I have completed field surveys, desk studies and research projects for clients including private landowners, the RSPB, Buglife, and Natural England. I also teach a variety of courses and workshops on fungus identification, microscopy and barcoding as well as being an Associate Tutor of fungi for the Field Studies Council. I am based in Scotland, but work on projects and teach throughout the UK.

Liz Holden, Contact:
Mycological interests: British fungi.

Neville Kilkenny, Contact:
 I have extensive experience of survey using several different methodologies, as well as site condition monitoring. Clients include Scottish Natural Heritage, Plantlife Scotland, and the James Hutton Institute.


Charles Edward Aron Contact:
Mycological interests: British fungi.

Debbie Evans Contact:
Mycological interests: Grassland Fungi surveys and have done surveys for a wide range of organisations, mainly (but not solely) in North Wales, I am also very interested in Rust fungi. I have almost 15 years of experience doing survey work in this field and I can supply a full list of surveys completed and organisations worked for if required. I have given talks and run workshops on Grassland Fungi and run Rust Fungi workshops .