Who’s Who

Mervat Nasser


Mervat Abdel Naser is founder and director of New Hermopolis

She is a graduate of Cairo Medical School and fellow of the Royal college of Psychiatrists; London. She has master’s in philosophy and a doctorate in psychiatry from London University. She served as a clinical psychiatrist and university academic in England from 1977-2007 and all her publications in this field are on the interface between Mind and Culture.

She has as well a long-standing interest in Egyptology and has written on the subject in the Arabic language several books addressed to the young reader, including 40-part illustrated series that won an award for best children writing in 1998.

She took an early retirement in from her job as a consultant psychiatrist and senior lecturer, Kings College London in 2007 and returned to Egypt to pursue her dream of establishing the project of New Hermopolis. She has since dedicated herself entirely to this cause. 

Her Latest book is called The Path to the New Hermopolis – The History, Philosophy and Future of the City of Hermes (Auckland: Rubedo Press 2019).