While living and working in London in the 1990s, I took a holiday in Egypt for a couple of weeks. On returning home, I immediately enrolled in a series of evening classes in Egyptology. After completing these, the logical step was to apply to study at degree level, and The University of Liverpool was my first choice due to the range and depth of Egyptology on offer. I arrived in 1999, flew through the degree, and was able to continue straight on to MA and PhD levels at Liverpool thanks to AHRC awards. On completion of my doctorate I was awarded a one-year lectureship in Swansea University (2008-2009). At the end of the Swansea lectureship, I was lucky enough to return to Liverpool as a permanent member of the Egyptology team.
- Academic Director of Continuing Education for the University
- Academic Lead for Outreach, Engagement and Research, Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology