Chairs

May 9, 1997

University of Plymouth

Malcolm Jones, reader in marine biology, has been appointed professor of marine biology; Roger Motte, former head of IMS, has been appointed emeritus professor of marine meteorology; Rob Mawby, principal lecturer in the department of social work and social policy, has been appointed professor of criminology and criminal justice.

University of Leeds

Philip Gaskell, former senior lecturer, has been appointed to a developmental chair in fluid mechanics in the department of mechanical engineering; Michael Savage, has been awarded a developmental chair in the mechanics of thin films and coatings in the department of physics and astronomy.

University of Edinburgh

Jonathan Seckl, professor of endocrinology, has been appointed to the Moncrieff Arnot chair of molecular medicine from June 1. The following have been awarded personal chairs from October 1: A. Barker, department of German and Russian; A. Brown, department of politics; M. Forde, civil and environmental engineering; O. Garden, department of surgery; H. Giegerich, English language; T. Gillespie, mathematics and statistics; S. Harley, geology and geophysics; R. Harwood, meteorology; R. Jeffery, sociology; R. Jeffreys-Jones, history; D. Ladd, linguistics; W. MacNee, respiratory medicine unit; W. McComb, physics and astronomy; J. Miller, linguistics; K. Stenning, centre for human communication research; A. Tierney, nursing studies; G. Thomson, Institute for the Study of Education and Society; A. Walton, electrical engineering; F. Whaling, theology and religious studies.

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