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AHRC Council

The AHRC Council is responsible for the overall strategic direction and financial management of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). There are sixteen members of the AHRC Council, listed alphabetically below by first name. See also the Members of Council Registers of Interest (PDF, 84KB).

Professor Christopher Smith

Professor Christopher Smith is the Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council

27 July 2020
Professor Ambreena Manji

Professor Ambreena Manji is the Professor of Land Law and Development at Cardiff University

Professor Anthony Lilley

Professor Anthony Lilley is the CEO & Chief Creative Officer of Magic Lantern Productions Ltd and Professor of Creative Industries at Ulster University

Catherine Mallyon

Ms Catherine Mallyon is the Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Professor Chris Wickham

Professor Chris Wickham is the Chichele Professor of Medieval History emeritus at the University of Oxford and is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Birmingham

Professor Sir David Eastwood

Professor Sir David Eastwood is the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Birmingham

27 July 2020
Professor David Olusoga OBE

Professor David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and BAFTA award-winning presenter and filmmaker

Professor Sir Drummond Bone

Professor Sir Drummond Bone is the Senior Independent Member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Chair the Wordsworth Trust.

Professor Fiona Macpherson

Professor Fiona Macpherson is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience at the University of Glasgow

Professor Greg Walker

Professor Greg Walker is Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh

Professor Dame Janet Beer

Professor Dame Janet Beer is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool

Dame Judith Macgregor

Dame Judith Macgregor DCMG LVO is former British High Commissioner to South Africa, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Professor Hagan Bayley

Professor Hagan Bayley is Professor of Chemical Biology at the University of Oxford

Professor Tom Rodden

Professor Tom Rodden has been appointed as the Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and begins this role in January 2019.