Charlotte Whiting is Head of Operations at AKU-ISMC and works closely with the Dean to develop strategy and deliver all operational functions at the Institute, including planning and budgeting, financial management, governance and policy development, risk management and compliance. She is also Company Secretary for AKU-ISMC. Charlotte joined AKU-ISMC to manage the Institute’s Publications Department and was promoted to her current position in 2021. She holds a BA Hons from Durham University, an MPhil from Magdalene College Cambridge, and a PhD from the University of Durham, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Prior to joining AKU, she was Deputy Director of the Iraq Programme at Council for At-Risk Academics and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) in Amman where she directed several research programmes. She is author of ‘Complexity and Diversity in the Late Iron Age Southern Levant: 'Edomite' Archaeology and Scholarly Discourse’ (Archaeopress, 2007) and ‘Excavations at Tel Jezreel 1995–1996: The Stratigraphy and Neolithic–Iron Age Pottery from Area A’ (American Schools of Oriental Research, 2021).