My training is in Egyptology, archaeology, ancient history, art history and museology. I earned my PhD at Monash University with a thesis exploring social evolution among hunter-gatherer and early pastoral groups in early and mid-Holocene northeast Africa, largely through analysis of their material remains. I also have a background in cultural heritage management, primarily through engagement with the museum sector. I hold a Master’s degree in this field from the University of Melbourne, alongside employment experience in major local institutions.

My fieldwork activities are undertaken in the Eastern Sahara where I am engaged in multiple projects on late prehistory sites, and on a major Monash University project at the site of Mut al-Kharab, the ancient capital of Dakhleh Oasis.