Marine renewable energy specialist Henry Jeffrey, a senior research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, has been elected vice-chair of the executive committee of the Ocean Energy Systems Implementing Agreement.
Andrew Nix, professor of wireless communication systems and head of the department of electrical and electronic engineering at the University of Bristol, has been named dean of the Faculty of Engineering.
Aberystwyth University has appointed Sarah Prescott to the Rendel chair in English language and literature. Professor Prescott is director of the Institute of Languages, Literature and Creative Arts and professor of English literature at the university.
Dániel Kádár, professor of English language and linguistics and director of the Centre for Intercultural Politeness Research at the University of Huddersfield, has been awarded a visiting professorship at Nanjing University of Science and Technology.
Internationally renowned Mozart scholar John Irving has been appointed professor of performance practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.