Having completed my PhD in archaeology in 2015 I am Asyut Project Curator at the British Museum and Honorary Fellow at the University of Liverpool. All opinions on this blog are my own.
I have 13 years’ experience as a volunteer, supervisor and contract archaeologist excavating and analysing British sites of all periods, most recently with Museum of London Archaeology (2007-2010).
I earned a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Liverpool in 2015 for my research on the visibility of the cairn-shrines of the Gebel el-Asr gneiss and carnelian quarries and their role in travel to and around the quarry. I participated in fieldwork in Egypt since 2006 at Gurob, at the alabaster (travertine) quarry of Hatnub, at the Gebel el-Asr quarries, and at Dra Abu el-Naga in the West Bank necropolis at Luxor.
My main areas of expertise are the archaeology and artefacts of the Middle Kingdom, post-excavation analysis, archaeological survey, Geographic Information System (GIS) and satellite remote-sensing research. My wider research interests include landscape and ‘non-site’ archaeology, ancient Egyptian mining and quarrying, desert travel and ancient road systems.
I teach the GIS component of the Egypt Exploration Society Skills School and a follow-up weekend course ‘Digital Digging’ and am actively involved in the promotion of local Egyptology as Chair of the Essex Egyptology Group and Committee Member of the Friends of the Petrie Museum.
In my current post as Asyut Project Curator I am undertaking the contextual research of artefacts excavated from Asyut by David George Hogarth in 1907 using archival and excavation data. In addition I am working on a satellite remote-sensing and mobile-GIS survey of the archaeological landscape around the Hatnub Egyptian alabaster quarries, and the post-excavation work for the Hellenistic-period site of Pisitiros in Bulgaria.