B. Pendry University of East London London UK

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B. Pendry University of East London London UK

Dr Barbara Pendry

Programme Leader and Principal Lecturer Herbal Medicine

Dr Pendry is an Herbal Medicine Practitioner with a PhD in Phytotherapy involving the investigation and identification of antioxidant activity in a small selection of medicinal plants traditionally used in the treatment of chronic age-related diseases.

Her particular interest in the treatment of Cancer with Complementary therapies and mental health has evolved from her previous work as a practitioner with Barnet Cancer Care and as a Mental Health Act Manager for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.  She has responsibility for the leadership of the blended learning BSc in Herbal Medicine and public access Herbal Medicine clinic at UEL.

Dr Pendry is a member of the Medicines Research Group at UEL whose current focus is on the quality and efficacy of herbal medicines.

She is a member of the government’s Herbal Medicine Advisory Committee and Editor-In Chief of the Journal of Herbal Medicine


BSc Herbal Medicine
BSc Pharmaceutical Science
BSc Biomedical Science
BSc Pharmacology

Scholarly activities

Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists
Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
External Examiner for the University of Bedfordshire (Foundation degree complementary therapy)
Member of the MHRA’s ‘Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee’