Dr Diane Davies is a Maya archaeologist and honorary research associate of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
She completed her PhD in Anthropology, specialising in Central America, in particular, the Maya, at Tulane University, New Orleans. Diane also has a Masters in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL and a BA Joint Honours in History and Philosophy from Leeds University.
Little is known about the Maya in the UK and so aside from carrying out research in Guatemala since 2003 and teaching, Diane is an educational consultant for schools giving workshops to both teachers and children on the Maya. She is also a consultant for television and radio.
Dr Davies has created award-winning resources, organizes public trips to the Maya area and is also the Chair of Chok Education, a charity supporting the education of Maya children.
Finally, she organises conferences on the Maya as well as lecturing to a variety of organisations, including the City Literary Institute, the Arts Society and the Historical Association.