Since I wrote it and spent more time than I should have researching it, I decided to report it to my blog ahead of a trip to Thailand I will be taking in November.

The Medicinal Uses of Plants by the Akha in Northern Thailand Ahead of my attending the 15th Flora of Thailand Meeting in November in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I was doing a bit of research on various plants, flora, and endemic species of Southeast Asia as we are developing more and more GPI representation there. I poked around a bit in JSTOR Plant Science and was able to find an interesting article on the ethnobotanical uses of native plants in Northern Thailand amongst the Akha tribe, one of the 6 major tribe … Read More


By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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