Institute of Archaeology


UCL Senior Promotions success for Institute of Archaeology staff

8 July 2021

Congratulations to Carolyn Rando, Mark Lake, Bill Sillar and Tim Williams who have been successful in UCL's Senior Academic, Research and Teaching Promotions for 2020-21.

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Carolyn Rando, who has been promoted to Associate Professor, is a Bioarchaeologist, Forensic Anthropologist, Palaeopathologist and Dental Anthropologist. She is Degree Programme Co-ordinator for the MSc in Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology at the Institute and co-ordinates and teaches modules on Forensic Anthropology and Advanced Forensic Anthropology. She jointly established and was inaugural co-Chair of the Institute's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum. Congratulations Carolyn!

Mark Lake, who has been promoted to Professor of Computational Archaeology, undertakes research and teaching concerned with the development and use of quantitative and computational methods for studying the past, especially agent-based computer simulation and geographical information systems. He is Degree Programme Co-ordinator for the MSc in Computational Archaeology at the Institute, teaching modules on GIS and data complexity, as well as being Chair of Examiners and the Departmental QME Officer. Congratulations Mark!

Bill Sillar, who has been promoted to Professor of Archaeology and Technology in Society, focuses on how cultural values shape the direction of technological change and economic organisation. He has been the convenor of the biannual South American Archaeology Seminar for many years. He is Degree Programme Co-ordinator for the BA Archaeology with a Placement Year at the Institute as well as First Year Tutor and was, until recently, Chair of the Departmental Teaching Committee. He is an assessor for CIfA degree accreditations and teaches modules on Sites and Artefacts and Interpreting Pottery. Congratulations Bill!

Tim Williams, who has been promoted to Professor of Silk Roads Archaeology, leads the Arcadia-funded research project on Central Asian Archaeological Landscapes (CAAL) which is dedicated to the digitisation of archaeological heritage across this vast region from the Caspian Sea to western China. He is also Director of the UCL/Northwest University (Xi'an) International Centre for Silk Roads Archaeology & Heritage. Tim has been Degree Programme Co-ordinator for the MA in Managing Archaeological Sites for many years and teaches modules on Silk Roads Archaeology and Managing Archaeological Sites. Congratulations Tim!

This was the 4th round of promotions to be based on the new UCL Academic Careers Framework and saw 34 members of UCL academic staff from the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences gaining promotions for their outstanding contributions to research, education and enabling and leadership at UCL.

The UCL Academic Careers Framework is designed to support every type of academic career path, making sure that personal impact is measured consistently across UCL.

Promotions are effective from 1 October 2021.

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