Professor Ekaterini Panopoulou

Promotions celebrate our academics’ excellence

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

Over 90 members of Kent’s academic staff are celebrating promotion to professor, reader, senior lecturer or senior research fellow across our Faculties of Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences, with effect from 1 October 2018.

The new professors include: Professor Mattias Frey, from the School of Arts; Professor Simon Kirchin, School of European Culture and Languages; Professor Barbara Bombi, School of History; Professor Dan Lloyd , School of Biosciences; Professor Peter Rodgers, School of Computing; Professor Anna Corrias, and Professor Stephen Lowry, School of Physical Sciences; Professor Fragkiskos Filippaios, Professor Zaheer Khan, Professor Ekaterini Panopoulou, Professor Maria Paola Scaparra and Professor Shaomin Wu, Kent Business School; Professor Emilie Cloatre, Kent Law School; Professor Heather Ferguson and Professor Jane Wood, School of Psychology.

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 our organisation for the future. Congratulations to all those promoted in 2018, your outstanding performance, hard work and dedication form the bedrock of the University, and the outstanding student experience and research achievement that is so important to our success going forward.’

Taken collectively and individually, these academic promotions give us a great deal to celebrate.

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