BA. PGCE. ACIM.
Over the last ten years, I have lectured extensively to Egyptology Societies around the UK, and contributed to Conferences in the UK and Luxor. My media work has included programmes appearing on National Geographic TV and Channel 5 concerning the Royal Cache tomb, tomb-robbery, and the anonymous mummy, Unknown Man ‘E’.
My travels to Egypt, and the ancient world of the Mediterranean and Near East, are now continued chiefly through designing and leading study tours, increasingly on my own account.
I have communicated a number of my findings through articles appearing in national/international publications such as KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Egypt magazine, The Journal of the Ancient Chronology Forum, and Widowinde; and also local publications such as The Scribe and the AEMES Journal. My book on the royal mummies and caches, Refugees for Eternity: The Royal Mummies of Thebes, is appearing in stages with Part 4: Identifying the Royal Mummies now available, and Part 1: Finding the Pharaohs due late 2010.
My love of Ancient History, and my specific interest in the Late Roman Period, led me to dig at the sites of Wroxeter, Colchester and Silchester in Britain, and to travel widely in the Middle East. Latterly my interest in the Royal Mummies and Royal Cache tombs has meant that my studies have concentrated on the end of the Egyptian New Kingdom; though my studies of the Egyptian Labyrinth have also stimulated research into the end of the Middle Kingdom era.
I am Programme Secretary for both the Leicester Ancient Egypt Society and the SSAE (Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire group).
I am a Geography graduate, with a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate. My business background is in O & M and particularly Marketing, for which I hold the Diploma of the Chartered Institute. Although most of my activity now concerns Egyptology and Ancient History, I continue to lecture/teach Business Studies, Humanities, and English.