My Publications

Upcoming book:

Everyone from mullahs to hipster film-makers wanted to help when I went Skinny Dipping in Iran. As a Persian-speaker, I got myself into restricted areas and out of police stations. I met women oppressed by the compulsory dress code, and others who felt liberated. I went looking for the past, but found the future


Iran Publications:

Air pollution in Iran, British Medical Journal 2014; 348: g1586

Polish Relations: the Vasa Silk Kilims, Hali 172 Summer 2012. About a carpet-buying trip to Iran from Poland in 1601

Shah Abbas and the Pilgrimage to Mashhad, Iran 2011 XLIX 123-47

Three British Ladies in Bakhtiariland, Asian Affairs 2011 XLII No.1 28-48

Travelling in Safavid Persia: Following in the footsteps of Don Garcia de Silva y Figueroa. Book chapter in: Estudos sobre Don Garcia de Silva y Figueroa e os “Comentarios” da embaixada a Persia (1614-1624). Vol 4. CHAM. Lisboa 2011

Shah Abbas the Great: tracing the 1000km walk from Isfahan to Mashhad, Journal of the Iran Society 2009. 2 No.8 7-23.
Report on 2008 Iran Society Travel Award.

The Bakhtiari: More Than Just Nomads. E-publication to accompany two photographic exhibitions at the School of Oriental & African Studies, London, from Oct-Dec 2008.

The 1601 walk of Shah Abbas from Isfahan to Mashhad. E-publication following a CIERA séminaire international. Caravansérails et routes caravanières: Etat des savoirs et inventaires. 25 et 26 juin 2009. Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Val-de-Seine.

Oriental light. Star letter: British Archaeology 2007 Nov-Dec

The Greatness that was Parthia. Lecture Review, Vladimir G Lukonin Memorial Lecture, British Museum, London, 10 July 2007


Medical publications

I’ve also got lots of medical publications – especially about death and dying.