Professor Adrienne Scullion

AHRC Council member

Professor Adrienne Scullion is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Council.

Adrienne is a cultural historian with particular expertise in theatre and drama in Scotland and ongoing research interests in popular and political theatre, the wider creative industries and cultural policy, especially national and regional policies and provision.

She began her career with a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship and has held academic posts at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Glasgow, where she was the James Arnott Chair in Drama and Dean of Research for the College of Arts, and, currently, Queen’s University Belfast, where she was Pro Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Adrienne has had a range of external and advisory roles with Russell Group and other research-intensive universities, post-92 universities, Small Specialist Institutions and international institutions.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and has been a director of several education and arts-sector boards. She served as chair of the Citizens’ Theatre Glasgow and is currently a trustee of the National Library of Scotland and a lay member of the Court of Edinburgh Napier University.

Last updated: 25 August 2023

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