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Dr Joyce Tyldesley (BA, DPhil) - personal details

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Dr Joyce Tyldesley

Role: Senior Lecturer

Tel: +44161 275 4915

Location: Faculty of Life Sciences,1.202B Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT




Joyce is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Life Sciences, where she writes and teaches the three year on-line Certificate in Egyptology, the two year on-line Diploma in Egyptology, and a series of on-line Short Courses in Egyptology. She does occasional teaching for the Archaeology department, and supervises PhD students.

Joyce studied the archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean at Liverpool University, then obtained a D.Phil in prehistoric archaeology from Oxford University. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton. She is closely associated with the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, and is a Research Associate of the Manchester Museum. Prior to joining Manchester University she taught prehistory and Egyptology at Liverpool University.

Reflecting her interest in outreach, Joyce has published a series of books and articles on ancient Egypt: these include three television tie in books and Cleopatra, Last Queen of Egypt, which was a Radio 4 "Book of the Week". She has published three books for children, and her play for children, The Lost Scroll, premiered at Kendal Museum in April 2011.

Her most recent book, Tutankhamen's Curse: The Developing History of an Egyptian King (USA title Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King, was published in February 2012 and won the Felicia A Holton Book Award from the Archaeological Institute of America.