I specialise in Egyptian history and language, with an emphasis on Coptic and the early Church. My research builds on the Cult of Saints Project, which is based here in Oxford. I aim to use martyrdoms and saints' lives to explore the vocabulary and motifs associated with visions, and whether there are particular trends for different character types. For this project, I will be working closely with both the Faculty of History and the Griffith Institute in the Faculty of Oriental Studies.
I have a wide range of experience in teaching and heritage management, which I intend to develop during my DPhil by providing undergraduate tutorials in Egyptology and History. I am also trained in archaeological science and excavation, and was involved in the recent work by the University of Liverpool at Nortion Priory. In conjunction with Drs Peter Gethin and Matthew Ponting at the University of Liverpool, I am currently preparing a paper about a series of experiments on the stability of Egyptian blue for publication.
Outside of my research, I enjoy worldbuilding and creating languages, and am currently submitting fiction for publication.
Dwarf burials in ancient Egypt: A contextual study c. 4,500-332 BC (BA dissertation)
The formulation of a methodology and criteria for universally assessing the standard of heritage management: Pilot study using Egypt as its case study (MA dissertation)
Scientific analysis of the effects of acids and alkalis on Egyptian blue pigment (post-MA research)