University of Leeds. Robert Mueller has been appointed to the first full-time NHS consultant post in clinical genetics; Allan Fordy, reader in applied mathematics, personal chair in nonlinear mathematics.
Chris Huxham, of the department of management science, Aston University, has been appointed to a chair in business administration.
University of Exeter
Alexander Knysh, associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Michigan, Sharjah chair of Islamic studies in the department of Arabic and Middle East studies, will take up his appointment on May 1; Brian Sheldon, professor of social administration at Royal Holloway, London, professorial director of the new social services research centre from April 14; Douglas Stead, professor of geological engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, chair of geotechnical engineering, Camborne School of Mines, from January 1.