New AHRC Director visits Brookes

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Oxford Brookes welcomes the new Director of Research for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to the university on Thursday 19 April. Professor Mark Llewellyn will discuss how we work with major partners, including Higher Education Institutions (HIEs) and other public and private organisations, along with members of Brookes’ senior management team and those involved in arts and humanities research. Talks will also centre on the development of AHRC strategic development. Professor Llewellyn’s visit will provide him with the opportunity to meet with arts and humanities researchers at Brookes, as well as current award holders and postgraduates. The day will also include three brief presentations on research projects, giving a first hand insight into the impact of AHRC funding and the research it has enabled here. Professor Llewellyn, who began his secondment to the AHRC as Director in January this year, holds responsibility for all areas of research activity, postgraduate funding, peer review, international and Knowledge Exchange issues. Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, making hundreds of research awards each year ranging from individual fellowships to major collaborative projects as well as over 1,100 studentship awards.