Curator for Persian & Turkish, Asian and African Studies at British Library
Expertise: Persian, Turkish and Arabic manuscripts: palaeography, codicology, illumination, illustration, cataloguing etc.
Dr Waley is a Member of the Islamic Manuscript Association. Dr Waley co-authored a recent (2014) publication The Mughals: Life, Art and Culture: Mughal Manuscripts and Paintings in the British Library. The publication showcases an extensive collection of illustrated manuscripts and paintings that depict the splendour and vibrant colour of Mughal life. From scenes of country life, including lively hunting parties and formal portraits of emperors, to illustrations of works of literature which manage to convey complex storylines in a single image, many of these works have never been published.