UCL professor appointed chair of AHRC
12 December 2007
Professor Sir Alan Wilson, UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), has been made chair of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
Announcing the appointment, John Denham MP, the Universities Secretary, commented on his experience across research, government and academia.
Professor Wilson said: "I am very honoured to have been offered this post and am delighted to accept. I believe that research in the arts and humanities underpins the quality of life in the UK and I am pleased to be able to contribute to such endeavours."
Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research), commented: "Sir Alan is an outstanding scholar and a most valued member of the UCL research community. We are delighted that he will be taking up the role of Chairman of the AHRC, and know that he will make a major contribution to the wellbeing of the entire UK's arts and humanities research community."
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