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Portrait photo of Professor Christopher Smith is Executive Chair of Arts and Humanities Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation.

Christopher Smith

Professor Christopher Smith is Executive Chair of Arts and Humanities Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation.

Christopher was previously Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews where he was also Dean of Arts (2002-2006), Provost of St Leonard’s College and Dean of Graduate Studies (2006-2009), and Proctor and Vice-Principal (2007-2009), before being seconded as Director of the British School at Rome, the UK’s leading humanities and creative arts research institute overseas, from 2009 to 2017.