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New faces at CMCI!

It’s a new year and there is lots of news from CMCI, in particular some new faces (seven: count them!) that you’ll see around. I hope that you’ll make them all welcome.

First, we are very happy to welcome Professor Ros Gill who officially began at KCL on Jan 1st; although she has popped in to KCL to welcome students at induction in October, and chaired a seminar in November for CMCI. You will all be hearing much more from Ros this term as she gets settled in teaching her option ‘Creatives’ and taking up her role as Director of Research.

Part of Ros’s role is to develop CMCI’s research profile; in this light it is great that we are to be joined by a number of researchers from around the world who will stimulate and learn from our work here. This new influx certainly helps to form a critical mass for research seminars that will also begin this term (for PhDs and Staff only).

Welcome also to Warsan Ali, who starts as Internship & Communications Officer on February 1st. Warsan studied Politics and Sociology at the University of Bristol. She comes to us from the Edinburgh International TV Festival where she has been coordinator of the Festival’s two talent initiatives. Before that she worked for the Penguin Group where she organised the staff learning and developement programme.

We’d also like to welcome four new visiting researchers to CMCI:

Prof. Leilei Li

Tian Yuan

Jonathan Denis-Jacob

Pedro Pinto

and two new PhD students:

Ana Elias

Anna Watts

Finally, we say thank you to Richard Howells in his role as Director of CMCI; as you will know from Richard’s letter at the end of last term he will be taking a well-earned sabbatical this year. Andy Pratt takes over Richard’s role from as Director of CMCI as of January 1st, and Harvey Cohen takes over Richard’s role of PhD Director as of the same date.

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