Head of Herbal Research
Viv is a gut physiologist and has been a scientific leader in industry and academia, building new teams and creating programmes of research. She is passionate about understanding how the healing power of plants can benefit health in ways that are respectful to nature. She is Head of Herbal Research at Pukka and works with a vibrant community of university partners to explore the health effects of herbs and plant compounds, and the studies have included sleep, cognition, muscle function and gut microbiome. Following her MBA she continues to explore how purpose-led companies like B Corps can develop their internal entrepreneurial environment to become more successful. She also volunteers with the National Centre for Integrative Medicine in Bristol to help develop education and research strategy.