UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Peter Ainsworth, senior lecturer at the University of Manchester, has been appointed to a chair of French; Gehan Amaratunga, lecturer at the University of Cambridge, chair of electrical engineering; John Bligh, senior lecturer (clinical), chair of primary care education; Peter Calverley, consultant physician at Aintree Hospitals, chair of rehabilitation medicine; Brian Doyle, senior lecturer at the University of Salford, chair of law; David Dunster, professor and head of division at South Bank University Roscoe, chair of architecture; Simon Frostick, senior lecturer in orthopaedic and accident surgery at University of Nottingham, chair of orthopaedics; John Mottershead, professor and head of department at the University of Wales, Swansea, Alexander Elder chair of applied mechanics; Nanette Neuwahl, lecturer at the University of Leicester, chair of European law; David Peel, professor of economics at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, chair of economics; William Stirling, professor at Keele University, chair of experimental physics; Stanley Roberts, professor at the University of Exeter, Heath Harrison chair of organic chemistry; John Sloane, consultant histopathologist at Royal Marsden Hospital, chair of pathology; Timothy Unwin, professor at the University of Western Australia, James Barrow chair of French; Qing-Hua Wu, lecturer at Loughborough University of Technology, chair of electrical engineering.
The title of professor has been conferred on: Michael Begon and Andrew Cossins, readers in the department of environmental and evolutionary biology; Benny Pollack, reader jointly in School of Politics and Communication Studies and the Institute of Latin American Studies; David Thistlewood, reader in the department of architecture and building engineering; Terry Russell, director of the centre for research into primary science and technology, education department.
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Tim Skerry, researcher and clinician, has been appointed to the Smith and Nephew chair in cellular and molecular biology of hard tissue repair.