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Monday, 8 December 2014

Lesley Robinson's Research Recognized by AHRC Programme

In July this year Lesley Robinson completed her PhD at the University of Ulster. Her doctoral thesis, ‘Englishness in England and the "Near Diaspora": Organisation, Influence and Expression, 1880s-1970s’ was done as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Locating the Hidden Diaspora’ Project. She is now working as a Senior Research Assistant on the ESRC-funded project ‘European, Ethnic and Expatriate’ led by Dr Tanja Bueltmann and is currently investigating the role that associational culture played in the lives of British and German expatriates in Asia.

In recognition of the quality of her research the AHRC has selected Lesley to take part in a 3-day course, ‘Engaging with Government’. The AHRC describes it as 'designed to provide an insight into the policy making process, and help participants develop the skills needed to pursue the policy implications of their research'. The initiative 'also aims to build links between policy makers and the most dynamic new research in the arts and humanities'.

There were only a few places available for the course, which entailed a very significant level of competition.  Lesley’s important research has clear impact dimensions. The Northumbria University History programme is happy to congratulate Lesley on this fitting honour!

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