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AHRC appoints new Associate Director

Date: 06/03/2012

The AHRC is pleased to announce that Dr. Ian Lyne has been appointed Associate Director of Programmes to work alongside Emma Wakelin and Gary Grubb in developing the AHRC's new range of research programmes. This follows the recent appointment of Professor Mark Llewellyn as Director of Research.

Dr Lyne has had a successful career to date as an academic researcher and then university research administrator. More recently has worked in the Research Councils where he served as Head of Skills and Careers in BBSRC, and most recently as Head of Policy in the RCUK Strategy Unit.

A graduate of the University of Oxford, Ian studied for an MA in Continental Philosophy and undertook doctoral research in early twentieth-century German philosophy, funded by the British Academy, for his PhD. Between 1995 and 1998 he was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in philosophy at the University of Warwick.
Ian said,

I am delighted to be joining the AHRC at this pivotal time. I strongly believe in the contribution which arts and humanities research can make to cultural and human well-being, and their potential to achieve social and economic impact.

Chief Executive of AHRC, Professor Rick Rylance, said,

The appointment of Ian Lyne as an Associate Director of Programmes comes at an important time for the AHRC as we implement crucial elements of our delivery plan and plan ahead for new initiatives. Ian's skills and expertise will add a great deal to the senior management team and we are looking forward to working with him enormously.

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