King's College, London
Sarah Cowley, former senior lecturer, chair of nursing practice and evaluation; David Ganz, University of North Carolina, chair of palaeography; Ian Norman, former senior lecturer, chair of nursing practice and inter-disciplinary care.
Personal chairs have been awarded to: Janet Askham, senior research fellow in the Age Concern institute of gerontology, professor of social gerontology; Robert Blackburn, reader in public law, professor of constitutional law; Clive Bush, reader and head of department of English, professor of American literature; Christopher Dandeker, head of department of war studies and senior lecturer, professor of military sociology; Michael Holwill, reader, professor of biological physics; Gareth Jones, reader, professor of cell biology; Giovanni Mann, reader, professor of vascular physiology; Yuri Safarove, reader, professor of mathematics; Peter Williams, senior lecturer in zoology, professor of environmental studies.
Tariq Modood, former senior fellow and programme director for ethnic equality and diversity research programme at the Policy Studies Institute and former Hallsworth fellow at Manchester University, professor of sociology, politics and public policy.
Miguel Millares, Cuba's minister of finance, has been appointed visiting professor in the business school.
Chris Smith, former senior lecturer in the University of Aston's business school, Reed chair in organisational behaviour.
The title of professor has been conferred upon: Dieter Gollman, computer science; John Saunders, low-temperature physics; Nigel Saul, medieval history; Arturo Tosi, Italian studies.
University of Wolverhampton
Steve Molyneux, head of the university's interactive communication technologies research centre, has been awarded the IBM professorship of interactive communication technologies; Mike Jackson, reader, professor of data engineering; Musa Mihsein, dean of the school of engineering and the built environment, professor of engineering analysis.