October 4, 1996

UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND Lee Kennedy, former senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and Western General Hospital, professor of medicine (diabetes and endocrinology) a joint appointment with the City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust; Peter Harvey, former reader at the university, professor of Buddhist studies.

Research chairs

Mike Smith, former director of research activities, physics department UMIST, professor in atmospheric science; Malcolm Goyns, former senior lecturer and head of molecular biology section of the Institute of Cancer Studies at the University of Sheffield, professor in molecular gerontology; Gurdial Singh, former reader at the University of Teesside, professor in organic chemistry; Catherine Itzin, social services inspector (policy, information, research and liaison) Department of Health, professor in social work and social policy; Hans van Zon, research fellow at the European Commission, professor in East European studies; Dan Klein, director in charge of 20th-century decorative arts at Christie's and vice-president of Christie's Switzerland, professor in glass; Zora Palova, president of the Association of Applied Artists and Designers FORMA in 1995, formerly at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, professor in glass.

Visiting professorships John Broome, managing director of Leisure and Recreation Concepts Inc, (business school); John Brady, group environmental director of Northumbrian Water and visiting lecturer at the International Institute for Management development in Lausanne (school of the environment); Sally Richardson, senior education officer, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (school of the environment); Tim Lovel, consultant in palliative medicine, St Benedicts Hospice (school of health sciences); Keith Martin, section leader, CNS Biology Knoll Pharmaceuticals (school of health sciences); Roger Checketts, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, City Hospitals Sunderland (school of health sciences); Anthony Martin, consultant physician/nephrologist, City Hospitals Sunderland (school of health sciences); W. Barnett Pearce, professor in the department of communication, Loyola University Chicago (school of social and international studies); Franz Lehner, president of the Institute of Work and Technology, Gelsenkirchen, Germany and professor at the University of Bochum (school of social and international studies and centre for advancement in manufacture and management); Edward Dommen, economist with the UN Commission for Trade and Development (school of social and international studies).

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY David Kirby, former professor and director of the entrepreneurship centre at Durham University, was appointed dean of the university's business school from September 2.

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, LONDON Richard Noss, reader, professor of mathematics education; Jane Miller, reader, professor in education.

Noticeboard is compiled by Lynne Williams.

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