Elizabeth came to the College from New Zealand in 1999 to study Egyptology with Professor John Baines. She rowed for the College’s first eight (winning blades twice), and still misses being out on the water. She was Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, and is now Associate Professor of Egyptology at Oxford and a fellow of St Cross College. Elizabeth specialises in ancient Egyptian self presentation, including biography and graffiti, but has published on a range of topics, from potters to religion. She recently presented the BBC documentary Tutankhamun in Colour, and would love to undertake similar projects for the subject in the future.

Photo: Jane Wynyard