Mark Webb’s passion for plants in general and more particularly aromatic plants (with emphasis on those from Australia) meant this book was a foregone conclusion.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, Plant Biology and IT with Diplomas in Remedial Massage and Aromatherapy. He also holds a Cert. IV in Assessment & Workplace Training and has undertaken extensive further studies in Western Herbal Medicine and Aromatic Medicine.

Mark has contributed numerous articles to Aromatherapy Today and other publications, such as the IJPHA. He authored the Aromatherapy chapter within the evidenced-based university textbook An Introduction to Complimentary Medicine edited by Terry Robson and published by Allen & Unwin in 2003.

After publishing Bush Sense in 2000 Mark went on to lecture for the next 6 years at Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT), Sydney and also TAFE NSW.

In 2007 he relocated to Brisbane, to take up a consulting role within the Biotechnology industry specialising in the research, development, formulation, quality management and manufacturing of aromatic products.

For the past eight years Mark has been privately consulting to the food, beverage, essential oils and personal care industries. He also lectured at The Health Arts College, Melbourne THA where he delivered the Diploma of Aromatherapy and the Advanced Diploma of Aromatic Medicine in 2011-2012.

He is a full member of the Australian Cosmetic Chemists Association (ASCC).

Over the past 21 years Mark has continued with his research into Australian aromatic plants and promoted their clinical, culinary and medicinal uses.

Mark is currently working on his new book “Aromatic Cuisine – Food as Medicine” which combines two of his life passions aromatics & food. He is also working upon the long awaited 2nd Edition of “Bush Sense”.

He lives in SE Brisbane, Queensland, Australia