Gary Grubb

Associate Director of Programmes

Gary Grubb has been Associate Director of Programmes at the AHRC since April 2008. A human/historical geographer by background, he previously worked for seventeen years at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), where he played a leading role in developing its environment and education research portfolios.

He has a particular interest in developing inter-disciplinary research in the arts and humanities and its contribution to cross-Council research agendas and leads the development of AHRC's activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) as well as in range of other areas such as environment, health and urban research and the cross-Council Connected Communities Programme. He also contributes to the AHRC’s Care for the Future and Science in Culture Themes as well as its national capability priority in heritage research.


Gary is one of three Associate Directors of Programmes in AHRC and his remit covers:

  • AHRC ‘global’ activities, including the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)
  • Cross-Council Research, including Connected Communities, Urban Living Partnership (with Innovate UK), Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research (PaCCS) and collaborations in the environmental and health/wellbeing research areas
  • Interdisciplinary working - across art and humanities disciplines and the remits of other Research Councils
  • AHRC’s Heritage and Languages priority areas and partnerships
  • AHRC Themes: Science in Culture, Care for the Future & Translating Cultures
  • Responsive mode research grants and networks
  • Core disciplines covered by AHRC’s Histories, Cultures and Heritage (HCH) and Languages, Literature and Areas Studies (LLAS) subject teams


Rosemary Easton

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