UNIVERSITY OF NORTH LONDON Norman Ginsburg, head of division of health and social policy at South Bank University, professor and reader in social policy and administration.
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE Iain Ledingham, dean of the faculty of medicine and health sciences at the United Arab Emirates University, director of clinical skills unit.
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, BELFAST The title of honorary professor in the school of mathematics and physics has been conferred on: Mark Bailey, director of the Armagh Observatory; Jim Swindall, commercial director of the university's Questor Centre.
LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Ian Markham, author and senior validator, professor of theology.
SOUTHAMPTON INSTITUTE Peter Coupe, professor at the University of Glamorgan, professor of the built environment.
KINGS' COLLEGE LONDON Howard Gospel, Rhodes lecturer in management studies at Pembroke College, Oxford, chair of management; Alessandro Shiesaro, assistant professor of classics at Princeton University, chair of Latin language and literature.
The following personal chairs have been conferred: David Beighton, professor of oral microbiology; Trevor Clarkson, reader, professor of intelligent communications; Ghulam Mufti, clinical senior lecturer, professor of haematological oncology; Mark Sandler, reader, professor of signal processing.