Professor Harriet Hawkins, Department of Geography, has been appointed as the new director of the AHRC doctoral training partnership, Techne, following the departure of Professor Katie Normington, the Founding Director. Techne is a consortium of nine universities in London and the South East, led by Royal Holloway. There are also 20 partners from the cultural and wider sectors. Techne is in its seventh year of offering studentships with a grant of £12,429,217 to train arts and humanities researchers of the future. Techne’s focus is on interdisciplinary training, developing the ‘craft’ of research, and collaborations with external partners through placements and collaborative doctoral awards.
Harriet is no stranger to research council activity. She serves as a AHRC Peer Review College Strategic Reviewer and on the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship panel. Harriet is a recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize and a current holder of an ERC consolidator grant exploring creative approaches to subterranean spaces (2020-25).
Professor Katie Normington,
Vice Principal (Academic)