Nicola Shaughnessy commended by the AHRC

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Nicola Shaughnessy, Professor of Performance in the Department of Drama and Theatre, has been commended by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for her outstanding contribution to the work of the council over the past year.

Nicola was nominated by AHRC staff in recognition for services to the for the AHRC Peer Review College (PRC) in 2019. The AHRC’s Peer Review College has around 1,150 members from higher education institutions and independent research organisations in the United Kingdom and overseas, and from outside academia. Nicola is one of a small number of individuals who are members of multiple colleges and is appointed to four of the PRC groups: Academic, International, Knowledge Transfer and Strategic Review.

The PRC is central to ensuring the robustness of the decision-making mechanisms of the AHRC. It is vital that it operates effectively and efficiently and that it holds the confidence of the academic community. College members play a critical role, not only in providing high quality reviews, but in informing and influencing the current work of the AHRC and its future direction.

Our congratulations to Nicola for this excellent achievement, undertaken alongside her many other duties with the university.