Following a degree in Classics and Archaeology, Carolyn lectured in Ancient History and Mythology in the Department of Mediterranean Studies at Queen Mary College, University of London. She then moved to the Education Department of The British Museum, and while there started to accompany cultural heritage tours, including one of the first British tours to Saudi Arabia. She has continued to accompany tours and to work in museums and education.
Carolyn was Manager of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL and since then has worked as a museum consultant with public and private collections in Europe and the Middle East. She frequently lectures on various aspects of the ancient Mediterranean and Islamic world and is a regular contributor to the British Museum’s public programme. She also has experience as a practical archaeologist, having excavated at sites across Italy.
Currently Carolyn is Chair of the British Foundation for the Study of Arabia, a Committee member of the Friends of the Petrie Museum and a Board member of CAABU as well as Director of the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, a UK Registered charity.