The author of this blog is Dr Sally-Ann Ashton. She has a BA in Ancient Greek from the University of Manchester, and has a BA (Hons) and MA in Classical Archaeology from King’s College London. She remained at King’s to undertake research for a PhD in Egyptian Archaeology.
During this time she worked as a researcher in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at The British Museum in London and later as co-curator for the special exhibition: ‘Cleopatra of Egypt: from history to myth’. Sally-Ann then moved to the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London as a researcher. She was then appointed as Senior Assistant Keeper in the Department of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge with curatorial responsibility for Ancient Egypt and Sudan until 2015.
During her time in Cambridge Sally-Ann obtained an MPhil in Criminological Research (University of Cambridge), and an MSc in Investigative Psychology (University of Huddersfield). She is currently studying full-time for a second PhD in Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, but continues to work as a heritage consultant.
In addition to publishing numerous books and articles on a wide range of subjects relating to Ancient Egyptian and Sudanese cultures, Sally-Ann has undertaken archaeological and anthropological fieldwork in Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Greece, Italy and the Caribbean. Her most recent work has been on the history of African hair combs.