Mary-Ann is a broadcaster and anthropologist. Her television and radio work has seen her travel widely - from the Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone to the Tibetan high plateau, and from Dhaka to Dagenham. She’s explored Mystic Britain for Smithsonian, gone Walking the Iron Curtain for the BBC World Service, scuba dived historic shipwrecks for ITV and was part of the penultimate Time Team.

Mary-Ann has written two popular books on British archaeology. Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape, will help you identify ancient features in the countryside around you, and Secret Britain: Unearthing Britain’s Mysterious Past reveals 75 sites and artefacts that fascinate and perplex in equal measure. She’s currently writing a history of humanity, exploring our species’ evolution, behaviour and culture, scheduled to be published next year by Pan Macmillan.

Mary-Ann is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an Ambassador for the charity Toilet Twinning, and she holds an MA from Cambridge University in Archaeology and Anthropology.