He has published widely on issues concerning the antiquities market, and was co-author (with Jennifer Doole and Peter Watson) of the report Stealing History
I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a PhD Archaeology in 1991 and have held positions at the British School at Athens, the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge, where I was Research Director of the Illicit Antiquities Research Centre, Stanford University’s Archaeology Center, and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow. I have published widely on issues concerning the market in cultural objects, with more than fifty papers and book chapters devoted to the subject. I co-authored (2000, with Jennifer Doole and Peter Watson) the report Stealing History commissioned by the Museums Association and ICOM-UK to advise upon the illicit trade in cultural objects. I also co-edited Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade (2006, with Morag M. Kersel, Christina Luke and Kathryn Walker Tubb), Illicit Antiquities: The Theft of Culture and the Extinction of Archaeology (2002, with Kathryn Walker Tubb), and Trade in Illicit Antiquities: The Destruction of the World’s Archaeological Heritage (2001, with Jennifer Doole and Colin Renfrew). I have worked on archaeological projects in the United Kingdom, Greece and Jordan, and continue to work in Greece.