AHRC New Advisory Board Members
Posted on 25/05/2012
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) announces the appointment of five new members to the AHRC Advisory Board.
Meeting four times a year the role of the AHRC Advisory Board is to advise Council on the development of strategies that reflect AHRC’s Charter and the challenges facing arts and humanities research. The latest appointments to the Advisory Board are Anne Boddington and Greg Woolf who joined on 1 April 2012 and Gina Fegan, JD Hill and Jennifer Richards who will be joining on 1 September 2012.
Ms Anne Boddington Dean of Faculty of Arts / University of Brighton Visual and Performing Arts and Design
Professor Jennifer Richards Professor / University of Newcastle Early Modern Literature and Culture
Professor Greg Woolf Professor / University of St Andrews Ancient History
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Ms Gina Fegan Founder / D-Media Network
Dr JD Hill Head of Research / British Museum
Speaking of the appointments Professor Mark Llewellyn, AHRC Director of Research, said ‘The AHRC benefits greatly from the experience and expertise that our Advisory Board members bring. We are very pleased to welcome Anne, Greg, Jennifer, Gina and JD to the Advisory Board. Together with other members they contribute a range of perspectives, as researchers and research users, to the advisory process.’
The AHRC Advisory Board also develops and recommends priorities, programmes and other initiatives that will deliver the AHRC’s strategies and monitor and report on their progress. The Board assesses and advises Council on the health of the UK’s arts and humanities research base and act as a quality assurance body to oversee the procedures regulating the Peer Review College. All final decisions about strategy and future direction are taken by Council.