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Executive Chair - Arts and Humanities Research Council

Executive Chair - Arts and Humanities Research Council
 Professor Andrew Thompson

Professor Andrew Thompson

Professor Andrew Thompson

Professor Andrew Thompson is the Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council. He was Interim Chief Executive from the 1st December 2015 until the 27th March 2017. Professor Thompson is the UKRI Champion for Global Challenges Research Fund and the Newton Fund and the International Champion for UKRI.

Professor Thompson is a historian of modern empire. He studied for his D.Phil at Nuffield College in Oxford under the supervision of John Darwin, and was later a fixed-term Tutorial Fellow in Modern History at Corpus Christi College. The major strand of his research interests have focused on the effects of empire on British private and public life during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with publications including Imperial Britain (2000) and The Empire Strikes Back (2005) and, most recently, a companion volume to the Oxford History of the British Empire series entitled Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century (2012). He co-founded Leeds University's Institute of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, and was also previously Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, at the University Leeds.