UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage


Former Sustainable Heritage MSc student becomes consultant for the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities

17 January 2018

UCL ISH Alumna (2016-17) Sally Sabbahy has been appointed as a consultant for the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

Sally Sabbahy

We are pleased to announce that one of the Institute’s recent graduates, Sally Sabbahy (2016-17), will be consulting for the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities following the research findings that were produced in her dissertation.

Entitled ‘Negotiating Social Sustainability in the Giza Plateau: The Disputed Role and Future of the Kharteya,’ Sally’s dissertation explores the contentious relationship between the Giza Plateau World Heritage Site and its neighboring community Nazlet El Samman, in light of an ongoing redevelopment of the site’s operations and facilities.

The primary data produced and examined in Sally’s dissertation is the first of its kind to explore this critical yet overlooked topic, and she hopes that through her consulting work at the Ministry she will be able to impart a positive change on the future management approach of the Giza Plateau.

Speaking about the MSc Sally said:

Thanks to the skills, knowledge and confidence I acquired through the MSc Sustainable Heritage, I’ve successfully incorporated my previous professional skills into a new and fulfilling direction in the vast and at times overwhelming field of Egyptian cultural heritage.

We wish her the best of luck!