Press Releases 2014-2015

Lecturer selected for AHRC-funded 'Engaging with Government' programme


Dr Jemma Bezant, a lecturer in archaeology in the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology has been selected, through a highly competitive process, to attend a three-day ‘Engaging with Government’ course, to be held at the Institute for Government in Westminster in February 2014.

Jemma is co-Director of the Strata Florida Research Project and is currently developing resilient farming models using historic land-use practice as a way of aiding practitioners and informing current agricultural policy.

As part of its commitment to support academics in exploring the wider impact potential of their research, the AHRC is working with the Institute for Government to provide this training programme for Early Career Researchers. ‘Engaging with Government’ is 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, including those required for engagement with external partners and the communication of research aims and findings to non-specialist audiences. The course also aims to build links between policy makers and the most dynamic new research in the arts and humanities.

Further Information

Dr Jemma Bezant

Strata Florida Project website here