Leverhulme Trust Director Visit

Posted on 26 April 2012

Keele hosted the Director of The Leverhulme Trust, Professor Gordon Marshall, and his colleague Andreas Heiner, yesterday.

The visit included a very well attended presentation from Professor Marsall about The Leverhulme Trust, its funding schemes and priorities, followed by a question and answer session, meetings with key staff and a variety of short presentations showcasing a wide range of research across the Natural and Social Sciences and the Humanities. Research areas highlighted included Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, Forensic Geoscience, Applied Mathematics and Applied Entomology and Parasitology from the Natural Sciences, and the Ages and Stages project and projects in environmental politics and democracy from the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Professor Marshall was impressed at the breadth of excellent research being undertaken at Keele, and commented that 'the interdisciplinary nature of much of the research was a particular strength'.

The visit, hosted by Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise, Professor Mark Ormerod, pictured above with Professor Marshall, is one of a series of initiatives aimed at raising the profile of research internally and awareness of research funding opportunities, and of Keele's external profile with research funding bodies and external organisations.