I have been involved in cultural heritage management field projects in Egypt (Sinai & Western Desert), Italy (The Alps) and the UK (North East) and am the founder Sinai Peninsula Research (SPR) ― a 19-year field survey and large cross-disciplinary GIS database.
After obtaining my PhD in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage (MDCH) from IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy (jointly with the Institute for Alpine Environment AlpEnv-EURAC, Italy), I joined the Department of Archaeology, Durham University as a postdoc research associate (AHRC fund) and started teaching (current) in the MA International Cultural Heritage Management (ICHM). I am currently the research officer at Henley Business School, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), and a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). I am the founder of Sinai Peninsula Research (SPR) ― a 19-year field survey and cross-disciplinary and inter-sectoral project with 14,000 plus points-of-interest GIS database to promote informed regional and local development planning, governance and cultural heritage management in Sinai Peninsula.
My current cross-disciplinary research focuses on knowledge-making, mapping & mapmaking, cartographic archaeology, landscape, archaeology & politics, and land-use in Sinai Peninsula and the Middle East and the Alps.
I joined The Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa ― EAMENA Project at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford as a consultant for The SinaiArchaeoWater (SAW) project.