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Latest awards announced for the Bristol Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professorship scheme and the Bristol 'Next Generation' Visiting Researcher Programme

17 March 2023

We are delighted to announce our most recent awards for visits in 2023/24, please find a listing below.

Bristol Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professorships

Name and InstitutionBristol hostTopic of research
Professor Richard T.W. Arthur
McMaster University, Canada
Professor Karim Thebault
The Methodology of Natural Philosophy: From Leibniz to Modern
Professor Maxwell Chertok
University of California, Davis, USA
Professor Joel Goldstein
Particle Physics Research at the CERN Large Hadron Collider
Professor Sharynne McLeod
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Professor Yvonne Wren
Bristol Dental School
Children born with cleft palate: Intelligibility and participation
Professor Peter Marks
University of Sydney, Australia
Professor Simon Potter
George Orwell and the BBC: Literature, Empire and Propaganda
Professor Theodore Schatzki
University of Kentucky, USA
Professor Dale Southerton
EPSRC Centre for SocioDigital Futures
Digital Fates
Professor Lev Vaidman
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Professor Sandu Popescu
Research on the foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum information
Professor Colin J.N. Wilson
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Professor Juliet Biggs
Earth Sciences
New insights into the dynamics of large silicic volcanic systems

Bristol's 'Next Generation' Visiting Reseracher Programme Awards

Name and InstitutionBristol hostTopic of research
Professor Elisabeth J. Cooper
UiT-The Arctic University of Norway
Dr Christopher Williamson           
Geographical Sciences
Arctic snow-microbial-plant interactions in a changing climate.
Dr Kabir Oyeniran Oyedotun
University of Pretoria
Professor Charl FJ Faul
Supercapacitor: Store for the Future

 A listing of  awards for visitors in 2022/23 can be viewed on our IRP visitor webpage.

Further information

Bristol Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professorships

Bristol's 'Next Generation' Visiting Researcher Programme

Our next deadline for the above schemes is 5pm, Thursday 15 June 2023, these are for visits planned to commence after 1 October 2023.

Please email enquiries to

You can view details about upcoming visits, funding scheme deadlines and other news in our IRP Newsletter, the October 2022 edition is available on our Newsletter webpage.