Senior promotions for Institute staff
7 August 2013
The Institute is very pleased to announce the success of five staff members in UCL's Senior Staff Promotions 2012-13. The promotions, richly deserved, acknowledge staff research and teaching excellence in their respective fields.
- Marcos Martinón-Torres - promoted to Professor of Archaeological Science
Marcos currently leads the British Academy Research Project on 'Imperial Logistics: The Making of the Terracotta Army' as well as co-ordinating the Institute's MSc in the Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials. Marcos was a recipient of a Provost's Teaching Award this year for commitment to innovation in teaching.
- James Steele - promoted to Professor of Archaeology
James was previously Director of the AHRC Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity and continues his research on the evolution of speech and on large-scale human population dispersals, as well as being the Vice Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences.
- Jeremy Tanner - promoted to Professor of Classical and Comparative Art
Jeremy's research encompasses sociological and anthropological approaches to art in a comparative perspective. He is a previous winner of the SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence as well as being co-ordinator of the Institute's MA in Comparative Art and Archaeology.
- Rodney Harrison - promoted to Reader in Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies
Rodney's research areas include heritage, multiculturalism and globalisation, archaeologies of the present and recent past and contemporary material culture studies. He is Editor of the new Journal of Contemporary Archaeology as well as being Chair of the Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory (CHAT) Standing Committee.
New Principal Research Associate
- Simon Parfitt - promoted to Principal Research Associate
Simon's research covers vertebrate archaeozoology and Pleistocene and Palaeolithic archaeology of Western Europe, North Africa, Southern Russia and the Caucasus. He has been working on secondment at the Natural History Museum on the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (AHOB) project, which is investigating ancient humans from Palaeolithic and Mesolithic northern Europe.
Warmest congratulations are given to them all!
Promotions are effective from 1 October 2013.