UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Paul Marginson, senior lecturer in industrial relations at the University of Warwick, has been appointed to the chair in human resource management and employment relations; George Wright, deputy director of Strathclyde Graduate Business School and professor of business administration at the University of Strathclyde, to chair in management decision strategy; Stanley Wainer, reader in mathematical logic at Leeds University, to chair of social policy; Sylvia Walby, professor of sociology and head of department at the University of Bristol, to chair of sociology; Juliet Lodge, chair in European studies at the University of Hull, to chair in European studies; Phillip Cerny, senior lecturer at the University of York, to chair in international political economy; Mick Gidley, reader in American studies at the University of Exeter, to chair of American literature; David Hughes, professor of applied mathematics at the University of Newcastle, to chair of applied mathematics; Brian Sleeman, professor of mathematics at Dundee University, to chair of applied mathematics; Ian Netton, reader in Arab and Islamic civilisation and thought at Exeter, to chair in Arabic studies; Mark Howson, reader, to developmental chair in condensed matter physics; Joyce Hill, senior lecturer, to chair of English language and medieval English literature; Jo Shaw, reader in law at Keele University, to chair of European law; Mike Hollingdale, senior scientist in department of health and human services, Maryland, to chair of parasitology; Peter Simons, associate professor at the University of Salzburg, to chair of philosophy; Peter Meyer, leader of research group at Max-Delbrueck Laboratory of the Max-Planck Society in Cologne, to chair of plant genetics.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF STMARTIN, LANCASTER
Alan Beattie has been promoted to a personal chair in health promotion.
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Richard Coyne. formerly at the University of Sydney, has been appointed to the new chair of architectural computing, the first such chair in the UK.