Paul Diffley, lecturer at the University of London, chair of Italian; Peter Gibbins, general manager and head of IT research, Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd, chair of media computing; Susan Hayward, senior lecturer at the University of Aston, chair of French; Christopher Moody, professor of organic chemistry, University of Loughborough, chair in organic chemistry; Andrew Tettenborn, lecturer in law at Cambridge University, Bracton chair of English law.
Personal chairs have been conferred on: David Braund, reader in Greek, Roman and Georgian history, professor of Mediterranean and Black Sea history; Roger Burt, senior lecturer in economic and social history, professor of mining history; Bryony Coles, reader, professor of prehistoric archaeology; Peter Preece, reader, professor of education; Bogdan Szajkowski, co-director and course coordinator at the centre for European studies, professor of Pan-European politics.
David Walker, journalist, leader writer for The Independent, has been appointed visiting professor in the university's school of public policy.
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Brigid Heywood, former Fogarty research fellow at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Washington DC and research fellow in chemistry at Bath University,has been appointed to the chair of inorganic chemistry and materials science. She is president of the Manchester branch of the British Federation of Women Graduates.