Two Liverpool Screen School academics, Dr Rex Li and Andrew McMillan have been appointed to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College.
These appointments demonstrate that both academics conduct research relevant to the AHRC, and that they have experience of international research collaboration and assessing international research and funding applications. More importantly, it also reflects that their international expertise is held in high esteem by their peers.
Commenting on the appointments, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Andrew McMillan said:
"It’s a thrill and an honour to have been chosen to be on the AHRC Peer Review College. The AHRC is at the forefront of pioneering, co-produced and unique research in the humanities, which has real and definite impacts in the communities in which it works."
Reader in International Relations Dr Li added:
"This is a particularly exciting time to join the Research Council when it is launching a number of major funding schemes to support innovative research and promote international collaboration. I look forward to working with colleagues at the AHRC and other institutions."
Dr Li’s research focuses on the cultural dimension of international relations, especially the role of identity discourse in shaping international conflict and peace. McMillan is a prolific poet and practitioner in creative writing, who won the Guardian First Book Award for his collection of poems, Physical.
AHRC’s Peer Review College members review proposals to its various funding schemes and programmes, sitting on review panels which assess applications and make funding recommendations.