University of Stirling. Jackie Stewart, three-times world motor racing champion and "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1997, awarded by the Entrepreneurial Exchange, has been appointed to an honorary professorship.
Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
Mark Pepys, professor of immunological medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine and consultant physician at Hammersmith Hospital, fellow of the Royal Society, has been appointed professor of medicine and head of the department of medicine; Humphrey Hodgson, professor of medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine, clinical director of medicine and director of the gastrointestinal unit at Hammersmith Hospital, has been appointed to a second chair in medicine.
The following readers have been appointed to personal chairs: Trevor McMillan, cancer biology; Paul Heelas, religion and modernity; Francis Katamba, linguistics; John Rodwell, plant ecology; David Denver, politics; John Ebdon, polymer chemistry; Roger Penn, economic sociology and statistics; Maurice Kirby, economic history.
Former senior lecturers appointed to personal chairs include: David Thorpe, applied social science; Tom Rodden, interactive systems.
University of Leeds
Claire Hale, senior lecturer in nursing at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle has been appointed to Kathleen Raven chair of clinical nursing in the school of healthcare studies.
University of Waikato
Winifred Crombie, member of staff in the university's school of Maori and Pacific Development, has been appointed associate professor in the school.