Nine academics on AHRC Peer Review College

22 December 2016

Six of the nine Aberystwyth academics elected to the AHRC Peer Review College. (L-R) Dr Hywel Griffiths, Professor Peter Merriman, Dr Elin Royles, Professor Wini Davies, Dr Andrea Hammel, Dr Cathryn Charnell-White.
Six of the nine Aberystwyth academics elected to the AHRC Peer Review College. (L-R) Dr Hywel Griffiths, Professor Peter Merriman, Dr Elin Royles, Professor Wini Davies, Dr Andrea Hammel, Dr Cathryn Charnell-White.

Nine academics from Aberystwyth University have been invited to serve on the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College.

Members of the AHRC Peer Review College are experts drawn from academic and other organisations, covering the full range of arts and humanities research areas. 

They provide expert quality reviews of proposals for funding, which inform the AHRC’s decision making processes.

The nine Aberystwyth academics nominated to serve on the Peer Review College are from the Institute of Geography, History, Politics and Psychology and the Institute of Arts and Humanities:

  • Dr Berit Bliesmann de Guevara (International Politics)
  • Dr Jeff Bridoux (International Politics)
  • Dr Cathryn Charnell-White (Welsh and Celtic Studies)
  • Professor Wini Davies (Modern Languages)
  • Dr Hywel Griffiths (Geography and Earth Sciences)
  • Dr Andrea Hammel (Modern Languages)
  • Professor Peter Merriman (Geography and Earth Sciences)
  • Dr Elizabeth New (History and Welsh History)
  • Dr Elin Royles (International Politics)

As well as being nominated to serve on the Peer Review College, Dr Berit Bliesmann de Guevara and Professor Peter Merriman have also been elected to the AHRC Peer Review College International Group. 

International Reviewers are appointed to provide reviews of research proposals which are set within an international context. 

Professor Chris Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Academic Quality at Aberystwyth University, said: “Members of Peer Review Colleges have a significant impact on the funding decisions made by the Funding Councils and are vital to ensuring the continued excellence of UK research. Having nine of our academics invited to serve on the AHRC Peer Review College demonstrates the high esteem in which our arts and humanities researchers are held.”

The newly appointed members of the AHRC Peer Review College will serve for a three-year term from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2020.

 

Contacts

Esther Prytherch, Communications and Public Affairs, Aberystwyth University
01970 622365 / ejp14@aber.ac.uk

Dr Dafydd Roberts, Research Business & Innovation, Aberystwyth University
01970 628787 / dir@aber.ac.uk