Oversight and Leadership

Leadership Fellowships

Following an open call for applications in2012 two leadership Fellows have been appointed to provide intellectual leadership and play an important role in the shaping and development of activities within the Connected Communities Programme, as well as undertaking their own individual research activities relevant to the Programme. The Fellows play an important role in connecting research under the Programme, identifying cross-cutting issues and supporting the development of collaborations and partnerships.

Professor George McKay of the University of Salford and Professor Keri Facer of the University of Bristol have been appointed Connected Communities Leadership Fellows and started in the autumn of 2012. Professor McKay plays a key role in developing the Programme's cross-cutting theme on 'Understanding changing community cultures and histories and patterns of connectivity within and between communities' and Professor Facer takes a particular role in respect to the cross-cutting area of 'Connecting research with communities'

Further details on the Fellows' activities can be found on the connected communities website and http://connected2.sittingcircle.co.uk/

They can also be found on twitter: @ahrcconnect @Kerileef @george_mckay

AHRC contacts for the programme are:

Gary Grubb, Associate Director – g.grubb@ahrc.ac.uk

Susan Hanshaw, Head of Histories, Cultures and Heritage – s.hanshaw@ahrc.ac.uk

Roshni Abedin, Portfolio Manager – r.abedin@ahrc.ac.uk