Professor Mark Llewellyn to leave the AHRC

Date: 01/02/2017

Professor Mark Llewellyn

The AHRC today announced that Professor Mark Llewellyn has decided to leave the AHRC at the end of April. Professor Llewellyn has been the AHRC’s Director of Research since January 2012, and has had oversight of all aspects of the Programmes Directorate, covering strategy and delivery in research, postgraduate, thematic and priority areas, as well as international, knowledge exchange and the Peer Review College.

Professor Llewellyn commented: “I originally joined the AHRC on a two-year secondment. The fact I stayed for more than five years is testament to the wonderful, talented and committed colleagues I’ve worked with both within the AHRC and in the arts and humanities more generally, including some fantastic partners in the community, cultural and heritage sectors. While I’ve continued to publish, I’ve had to put more substantial work, including two book manuscripts, on hold. It now feels like the time to return to my own research and the completion of those projects.”

The AHRC’s Chair Professor Sir Drummond Bone commented: “Mark’s contribution to the AHRC during his time as Director of Research has delivered on the priorities set when he joined the organisation. I speak on behalf of the Council and his colleagues when I say thank you for his five years of service. We wish him well in his future work.”

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