UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. David Parkin, professor of African anthropology at the University of London, professor of social anthropology and fellow of All Souls College.
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER. Bill Harvey, senior lecturer at the University of Dundee, professor of civil engineering.
UNIVERSITY OF YORK. Janet Ford, professor of housing and labour market research at Loughborough University, Joseph Rowntree chair of housing policy and director of the centre for housing policy.
UNIVERSITY OF WALES. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE. Martin Rowe, chair of cancer studies at the University of Birmingham, professor of cell biology.
A personal chair has been awarded to Anne Farmer, senior lecturer and fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING. Richard Simpson, co-founder of Forth Valley General Practice Research Group and a hospital practitioner (psychiatry) for Central Healthcare and medical adviser to Central Region on adoption and fostering, was awarded an honorary professorship.
STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY. Neil Thompson, senior lecturer in social work at North East Wales Institute, has been appointed to a chair in social work and applied social studies.
ROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL. Thomas Krausz, reader, has been promoted to professor of surgical pathology.
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM. Keith Lindsay, senior lecturer at the University of Leicester, has been appointed professor of plant molecular biology.
The following are internal promotions to chairs: Martin Millett, senior lecturer in the department of archaeology; Ian Shennan, reader in the department of geography.