LANCASTER UNIVERSITY Maria Shevtsova, formerly at the University of Sydney and Rome's Teatro Ateneo and visiting professor at the University of St Petersburg, has been appointed professor in theatre studies.
UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY Nigel Leader-Williams, research fellow at the Institute of Zoology, London, has been appointed to the Ibnu-Surowo chair in biodiversity management. The following have been appointed to professorships: David Ellis, senior lecturer in English literature; Osman Durrani, senior lecturer in German, Durham University; Malcolm Andrews, senior lecturer in English and American Literature, professor of Victorian and Visual Studies; Leslie Little, reader, professor of millimetre wave astronomy.
GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY Dennis Parker, reader at the University of Aberdeen, has been appointed professor and head of the department of psychology.
UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING The following have been promoted to personal chairs: Sheila Ridell, senior lecturer, education; David Stopforth, department of accountancy and finance.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON Personal chairs have been conferred on: Mark Everist, formerly at King's College London; John Heckels, former reader in molecular microbiology.