Academic Promotions 2017

Celebrating our academics’ excellence

The University’s academic staff are leading the way in outstanding research and teaching, and this has been recognised in our latest promotions.

Seventy members of Kent’s academic staff have been promoted to professor, reader, senior lecturer or senior research fellow across our Faculties of Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences, with effect from 1 October 2017.

The new professors include: Dr David Stirrup, School of English; Dr Natalia Sobrevilla Perea, School of European Culture and Languages; Dr Julio Hernandez Castro, School of computing; Dr Farzin Deravi and Dr Gareth Howells, School of Engineering and Digital Arts; Dr Donatella Alessandrini, Dr Kate Bedford and Dr Emily Grabham, Kent Law School; Dr Zoe Davies and Dr Tracy Kivell, School of Anthropology and Conservation; Dr Georgina Randsley de Moura, Dr David Wilkinson and Dr David Williams, School of Psychology; Dr Peter Langdon, Dr Ellie Lee and Dr Iain Wilkinson, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.

Alison Ross-Green, Director of HR and Organisational Development, said: ‘The University is dependent upon the personal growth and career attainment of its academic staff to refresh, develop and strengthen the organisation. Our successes in league tables and surveys are in no small part a reflection of the number of individuals whose hard work has been reflected in our promotion figures.’

Further information on all the newly-promoted academics is available at