If I’m to be honest about that, I didn’t so much plan for my profession but just followed my heart when it came to what I wanted to study. I pursued archaeology because I love looking at objects that communicate facets of history, and in particular those that relate to seafaring. I also studied art history because it helped me to interpret what these objects might mean. I was very lucky in having a father who told me to study what I loved, and if I loved it enough I would be good enough at it to be a success, and I think he was right.