AHRC appoints Professor Roey Sweet as Director of Partnerships and Engagement
The Arts and Humanities Research Council has today (Wednesday, March 21) announced the appointment of Professor Roey Sweet to the position of Director of Partnerships and Engagement.
In this new role, Professor Sweet will oversee the Research Council’s diverse partnerships, including those with its Independent Research Organisations (IROs) and international research partners as well as leading on its engagement with the wider research community.
A historian of eighteenth-century urban and cultural history in Britain, Professor Sweet has been a lecturer at the University of Leicester for almost two decades and has headed up the University of Leicester’s Centre for Urban History since 2014.
Professor Andrew Thompson, Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, said: “We’re excited to welcome Roey to AHRC’s Senior Management Team in the vital role of Director of Partnerships and Engagement. Her experience leading the Urban History team at the University of Leicester will be a great asset to the AHRC. Roey’s involvement and interest in heritage research will be a welcome addition to the council’s well established knowledge base.”
Sir Drummond Bone, Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, said: “With the appointment of Professor Roey Sweet, AHRC has secured a leadership team that will ensure the continued success of arts and humanities research in the UK. Professor Sweet’s background, both as a well-regarded researcher and as Director at her University’s Centre for Urban History, will add to the already rich skill set and experience within AHRC. I look forward to working with her, and to seeing the high level of leadership that I am sure she will provide.”
Professor Roey Sweet, Director of Partnerships and Engagement, said: “As AHRC moves into UKRI, this is a challenging but exciting time to be joining. I am looking forward to this opportunity to engage with the wider research community in arts and humanities and to help develop future research agendas and collaboration.”
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