Senior promotions for Institute staff

6 July 2017


The Institute is very pleased to announce the success of three staff members in UCL's Senior Staff Promotions 2016-17. The promotions, richly deserved, acknowledge staff research and teaching excellence in their respective fields.

Dominic Perring – promoted to Professorial Research Associate
Dominic is Director of the Centre for Applied Archaeology & Archaeology South-East with significant expertise in archaeological project management, planning consultancy and the excavation and analysis of complex archaeological sites. He is joint co-ordinator of the graduate course on The Archaeology of Complex Urban Sites: analytical and interpretative strategies.

Dominic's research interests include archaeology of the Roman provinces (especially Britain & Syria), Roman town planning and domestic architecture as well as Cultural Resource Management in the UK and Middle-East.

Renata Peters – promoted to Senior Lecturer
Renata is Degree Programme Co-ordinator of the Institute's MA in Principles of Conservation.  She is co-ordinator of the Conservation and Development research network which focuses on conservation's impact. She also co-ordinates the ICOM-CC Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures Working Group and runs the UCL Conversations on Conservation of Cultural Heritage blog with students and colleagues from various institutions.

Renata's research interests include the ethics, decision-making processes, and the socio-political impacts of conservation, the interface between the conservation of indigenous collections and contemporary art, public outreach, street art and issues relating to vandalism.

Dean Sully – promoted to Senior Lecturer
Dean is Degree Programme Co-ordinator of the Institute's MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums, teaching and co-ordinating the graduate course on Conservation studies. He collaborates with the National Trust as Project Manager for Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation.

Dean's research interests include the conservation of organic materials within museum collections and people-based conservation which utilises a participatory process that focuses on enhancing links between a community and its cultural heritage. Hinemihi, the Maori meeting house at Clandon Park, UK, provides a key case study for this research.

Warmest congratulations are given to them all!

Promotions are effective from 1 October 2017.