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. In 1997 she moved to the Education Department of The British Museum, where she set up and ran the Arab World Education Programme.
In 2002, Carolyn left the British Museum to become the administrator of the newly formed MBI Al Jaber Foundation, a UK based charity which aims to promote better understanding between the peoples of the Middle East and the wider world through activities in the areas of education, cultural dialogue and good governance.
She has been Director of the Foundation since 2006 and is now also responsible for all aspects of Sheikh Mohamed’s philanthropy, within the Foundation and beyond.
From January 2008 to February 2009 Carolyn was Manager of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL. The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the greatest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world and illustrates life in the Nile Valley. Carolyn also lectures on aspects of the ancient Mediterranean and Islamic world and is a regular speaker at the British Museum and elsewhere on Islamic Art and Architecture, Ancient Arabia and Ancient Mediterranean history and mythology.
Carolyn has led tours for Steppes Travel for over five years. We enjoy working with her, not only for her incredible knowledge and passion about the regions that she travels to, but we find that she is great fun to travel with and our clients agree.