I was born in Dover, Kent in 1971, and attended the local Grammar school before studying archaeology and ancient history at the University of North Wales, Bangor. Following my bachelors degree I remained in Bangor where I studied the Welsh mythological cycle, the Mabinogion, for a Masters Degree, receiving a distinction for my thesis 'Myth and the Mabinogi' that explored the Welsh myths from a Jungian perspective.
In 2019 I received my doctorate from the University of Bournemouth for my thesis 'Skyscapes, Landscapes and the Drama of Proto-Indo-European Myth' (supervised by Professor Tim Darvill), in which I which argued that the henge monuments of Britain were aligned on the Milky Way, identified in this period as a goddess.
I have worked for English Heritage, as well as lecturing at the University of Kent at Canterbury in archaeology and myth, (including Celtic archaeology and mythology; Anglo-Saxon legend, Dark Age Britain; Bronze Age Greek archaeology; Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain). I currently work for Canterbury Archaeological Trust as a Senior Archaeologist and am an independent lecturer for the Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society.