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 at Birkbeck College. After completing these, the I applied 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, completed 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