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Senior promotions for Institute staff

17 June 2016

Institute of Archaeology building, 2010

The Institute is very pleased to announce the success of five staff members in UCL's Senior Staff Promotions 2015-16. The promotions, richly deserved, acknowledge staff research and teaching excellence in their respective fields.

Rodney Harrison - promoted to Professor of Heritage Studies
Rodney is currently leading the AHRC-funded Heritage Futures project, which aims to bring heritage conservation practices of various forms into closer dialogue with the management of other material and virtual legacies as well as exploring different forms of heritage as distinctive future-making practices. He was the recipient of a UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award in 2016.

Tim Williams - promoted to Reader in Silk Roads Archaeology
Tim is Degree Programme Co-ordinator of the Institute's MA in Managing Archaeological Sites and received a UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award in 2015. He is a specialist in Silk Roads Archaeology as well as site management and continues to have a long and successful collaboration with UNESCO, ICOMOS and UNWTO on Silk Roads research and the transnational Silk Roads World Heritage Serial Nomination project.

Gabriel Moshenska - promoted to Senior Lecturer
Gabriel is joint Degree Programme Co-ordinator of the Institute's MA in Public Archaeology and received a UCLU Student Choice Teaching Award in both 2015 and 2016. With research interests including archaeologies of modern conflict, he is Editor of the Bulletin of the History of Archaeology and author of a recent volume entitled The Archaeology of the Second World War: Uncovering Britain’s Wartime Heritage.

Yijie Zhuang - promoted to Senior Lecturer
Yijie is Degree Programme Co-ordinator for both the Institute's MA in Archaeology and Heritage of Asia and the BA in Archaeology as well as being the Departmental Tutor to International Students. With research interests including geoarchaeology, early agriculture and long-term land use and landscape in China, East and South-East Asia, Yijie teaches courses on various aspects of archaeology in China and more widely across Asia.

Matthew Pope - promoted to Principal Research Associate
Matt's research interests focus on the interpretation of archaeological records relating to human evolution and he is Co-ordinator of the Institute's research network on the Archaeology of Human Evolution. He is also one of the Co-ordinators of a multi-disciplinary team in the renewed investigation of La Cotte de St Brelade and the wider Quaternary archaeology of the island of Jersey.  Matt teaches a number of courses at the Institute and received a Provost's Teaching Award for 2016.

Warmest congratulations are given to them all!

Promotions are effective from 1 October 2016.