Dr Nielsen is a Senior Lecturer in Egyptology teaching both traditional undergraduate units as well as distance learning. He is also the programme director on the Minor in Egyptology and programme co-director on the MA Egyptology programme.
Originally from Denmark, Dr Nielsen was awarded an AHRC Block Grant to undertake PhD research at the University of Liverpool investigating subsistence strategies and craft production at the Ramesside fortress site of Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham. He obtained his PhD in 2016. He has excavated in Europe, Turkey and Egypt, and is currently the field director of the Tell Nabasha Survey Project, which conducts archaeological investigations of the ancient city of Imet located in the north-eastern Nile Delta.