Professor Rosalie David Professor Rosalie David has achieved world renown for her pioneering work in investigating mummies using non-destructive techniques. She is Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at The University of Manchester, and was formerly Director of the university’s KNH Centre for Biological and Forensic Studies in Egyptology. Professor David was the former Keeper of Egyptology at the Manchester Museum, and is Director of the International Mummy Database and Director of the Schistosomiasis Investigation Project. Her research work into this disease, a scourge in the ancient as well as the modern world, was recognised recently with a prestigious award from the Anglo-French Medical Society. Professor David is the author of numerous books and articles on mummies and the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians, a presenter of TV and radio programmes, and an extremely popular lecturer all over the world. Rosalie David was the first woman professor in Egyptology in Britain, and the first to receive an OBE in recognition of her services in Egyptology.