I have been the curator of the Egypt Centre since 1997, and prior to that a curator of 2 other museums. I am a member of ICOM (International Council of Museums) and the Lithics Study Society. My research interests include ancient Egyptian Dynastic lithics and gender studies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Egyptology
  • museology
  • volunteers
  • widening participation in university museums
  • lithics
  • collections management

Publications

  1. (Eds.). Egyptology in the Present: Experiential and Experimental Methods in Archaeology. Graves-Brown, C.A. (Ed.), Swansea: Classical Press of Wales.
  2. Dagger-like flint implements in Bronze Age Egypt. In Frieman, C.J. and Eriksen, B.V. (Ed.), Flint Daggers in Prehistoric Europe. (pp. 19-31). Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  3. Sexuality: Ancient Egypt. In Whelehan, P and Bolin, A (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. (pp. 1115-1154).
  4. Flint and Forts: The role of flint in Late Middle-New Kingdom Egyptian weaponry. In Timothy P. Harrison, Edward B. Banning (Ed.), Walls of the Prince. Egyptian Interactions with Southwest Asia in Antiquity: Essays in honour of John S. Holladay. (pp. 37-59). Leiden: Brill.
  5. A Gazelle, A Lute Player and Bes: three ring bezels from Amarna. In Dodson, A., Johnston, J.J. and Monkhouse, W (Ed.), A Good Scribe and an Exceedingly Wise Man: studies in honour of W.J. Tait. (pp. 113-126). Golden House.

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Teaching

  • CL-M77 Reaching the Public: Museums and Object Handling

    In this module the students will gain an introduction to aspects of museology as well as an opportunity to research, interpret and handle ancient artefacts and present their findings to the public

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
1997 Present Curator Egypt Centre, Swansea University
1991 1997 Curator Neath Museum, Neath Borough Council
1988 1991 Museum Services Officer Arun District Council