Leeds University has appointed: Kenneth Hay , former deputy head of the School of Design, to the chair in contemporary art practice; Constantine Katsikeas , formerly at Cardiff Business School, to a research chair in marketing and international management; Audrey Osler , professor of education and director of the Centre for Citizenship Studies in Education at Leicester University, professor of education; Surya Subedi , of Middlesex University, to a chair in international law; Peter Vincent-Jones , University of Central Lancashire, to a chair in law; Gareth Thomas , formerly at Oxford Brookes University, to a chair in education; and Simon Welsby , director of development and public affairs at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute in the US, development manager for the schools of business and medicine.
Chris Taylor , vice-chancellor of Bradford University, has been appointed chair of Yorkshire Universities to July 31, 2006.
The National Health Service University has appointed Barbara Stephens , former board member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England and chief executive for the Local Government Commission for England, chair of its board.
Hertfordshire University has appointed Soraya Dhillon foundation professor of pharmacy and head of the university's new school. She is chair of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire NHS Workforce Development Confederation and director of taught postgraduate studies in the department of practice and pharmacy at the University of London.
Malcolm Rigg , former managing director of the British Market Research Bureau, has been appointed director of the Policy Studies Institute.