University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
J. Vickerman, former Royal Society European research fellow at the Technische Hogeschool and reader at UMIST, has been appointed to a personal chair in chemistry.
King's College, London
Michael Knibb, professor of Old Testament studies, appointed to the Samuel Davidson chair of Old Testament studies; Russell Winder, formerly at University College, London, appointed professor of computer science.
The following readers have been promoted: Anthony David, professor of cognitive neuropsychiatry and Simon Wessely, professor of liaison psychiatry.
Clare Roberts, former reader at the University of Exeter, has been appointed to a chair in accountancy; Graeme Simpson, business opportunities group manager with Esso Exploration and Production UK Ltd, has been appointed to the Schlumberger chair of energy industry management.
The following readers have been promoted: D. Berry, professor of psychology; P. Hadley, professor of horticultural crop physiology; T. Herrington, professor of colloid science; P. Noble, professor of Medieval and Quebec literature; A. Wright, professor of amorphous solid state physics; R. Jones, senior lecturer, professor of international relations.