Following an open call for nominations launched in August 2019, Kerry Wilson, Head of Research at the Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC), has been invited to join the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College (PRC) for a four-year period from January 2020. PRC members provide expert quality reviews of funding applications within their areas of expertise, which inform the AHRC’s decision making processes. Members can also be called upon to sit on assessment or moderation panels. As well as making an important contribution to the AHRC’s peer review processes, the experience gained by membership of the College provides benefits to individuals, departments and higher education institutions.
Kerry has been Head of Research at the ICC since its launch in 2010, where she leads a portfolio of research on cultural value and public policy, developed with successive grants from the AHRC and other research commissions from organisations including Arts Council England and National Museums Liverpool. Her contribution to the field was acknowledged by the AHRC in 2017, with the award of a mid-career Leadership Fellowship. Her research focuses on the practice and value of cultural work in public policy contexts, including health and wellbeing and criminal justice.
She looks forward to working with the council, other PRC colleagues and supporting the ongoing development of the arts and humanities research community.