I am a Reader in Egyptology at Swansea University. I earned my Magister Artium in Egyptology and Classical Archaeology at Trier University (Germany) and subsequently completed a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) research degree in Egyptology at Oxford University before returning to Trier University, first with a Lectureship, then with an Assistant Professorship (Hochschulassistentin) in Egyptology. At Trier University, I completed the Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. phil.) and the Habilitation (Dr. habil.) before moving to Swansea in autumn 2006. I was previously an Alexander von Humboldt-scholar at Oxford University and a visiting professor at Ain Shams University, Cairo. I serve on the Board of Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society since December 2010.