Professor of Classical Archaeology in the Department of Classical Archaeology & Studies, Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt. President of the Archaeological Society of Alexandria (Founded 1893). Elected Academician-Member of the Euro-Mediterranean Academy of Arts & Sciences.
2010 awarded the “Alexandria University award for scientific distinction”; 2016 Award of honour of the “Union of Arab Archaeologists”, Egypt; 2017 The “Hypatea Prize” from the Hellenic Association for women scientists, Athens, Greece; 2017 The “Egyptian state award of Excellency” in social sciences, Egypt.
Editor and co-editor of 4 international publications and managing editor of 2 specialized periodicals. Referee for 3 international periodicals. Author of 8 books, in Arabic, dealing with monuments and heritage of Egypt of the Ptolemaic & Roman times with special focus on Alexandrian tangible heritage, plus over 40 specialized articles published in international periodicals and conference proceedings.