November 30, 2001


Research Councils

Science and innovation minister, Lord Sainsbury, announced appointments to the councils as follows:

Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils:
John O'Reilly , chief executive and deputy chairman of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council since October 1,2001 and former chair of telecommunications at University College London.

Natural Environment Research Council:
Trevor Davies , dean of the school of environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia and director of the climate research unit.

Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council:
David Steeds , former chief executive of the Private Finance Panel, an agency of the Treasury and corporate development director at the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency.

Economic and Social Research Council:
Andrew Chesher and Stephen Wilks . Andrew Cheshire, professor of economics at University College and an advisor to BT, The World Bank and DEFRA; Stephen Wilks, deputy vice chancellor and professor of politics at the University of Exeter, he is a member of the Competition Council.

University of Aberdeen
Lori Manders
, director of the university's student recruitment and admissions services since 1998, has been appointed its first director of marketing with effect from December 1, 2001.

University of Abertay Dundee
Tony Welsh
, NHS Tayside's chief executive, has been appointed to a visiting professor of health service management within the business school.

City University
Jonathan Elford
, epidemiologist, formerly at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, has been appointed professor of evidence-based practice at St. Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery.

University of Kent at Canterbury
Roger Just
, former senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne has been appointed professor of social anthropology.
Peter Muchlinski , professor of law at Queen Mary College, is now professor of law and international business at Kent.
John Shackell has been recently appointed professor of mathematics and computation.
James Woodcock , former professor of software engineering at the University of Oxford, has been appointed professor of software engineering.
Keith Wren , school of European culture and language, is the new master of Eliot College.
Promotions to professorial titles include: Gerd Bohner , social psychology; Joanne Conaghan , professor of law.

Royal Northern College of Music
Malcolm Layfield
has been appointed head of school of strings from January 1, 2002. He is currently artistic director of the Ryedale Festival.

University of Teesside
Yau Jim Yip
, professor and former head of the school of informatics and multimedia technology at the University of North London, has been appointed director of the university's school of computing and mathematics.
Brian Hobbs , professor, has been appointed director of the school of science and technology.
Janet Bainbridge , professor, is the new chief executive of the European process industries competitiveness centre.
Sarah Buckley , who worked for Teesside Common Purpose, has been appointed alumni officer.

Association of Commonwealth Universities

New Council Members
Dr Graeme Fogelberg , vice-chancellor of the University of Otago, New Zealand, was elected Chair of Council at its first meeting following the elections on November , 2001;

Professor Shuaiboba Abdulraheem , University of Ilorin, Nigeria;
Professor John Ayim , Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana;
Professor Sir George Bain , Queen’s University of Belfast, UK (vice-chair);
Professor Robert Boucher , University of Sheffield, UK;
Mrs Sandra Burslem , Manchester Metropolitan University, UK;
Professor Stefanus Coetzee , University of the Orange Free State, South Africa;
Professor Muhammad Daniyan , Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria;
Dr Paul Davenport , University of Western Ontario, Canada;
Professor H.P. Dik**** , Indira Gandhi National Open University, India;
Professor Maxwell Irvine , formerly University of Birmingham, UK (Honorary Treasurer);
Dr Charles Jago , University of Northern British Columbia, Canada;
Dr Mahesh Kapoor , Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India;
Professor Arthur Li , Chinese University of Hong Kong;
Dr Frederick Lowy , Concordia University, Canada;
Dr Abdul Rahim Malik , Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan;
Professor James McWha , Massey University, New Zealand;
Professor Goverdhan Mehta , Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore;
Professor Geoffrey Mmari , Open University of Tanzania;
Professor Njabulo Ndebele , University of Cape Town, South Africa;
Professor The Hon. Rex Nettleford , University of the West Indies;
Dr Dharam Pal Singh Arya , Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, India;
Professor Nicolas Papamichael , University of Cyprus (Immediate Past Chair);
Professor Millicent Poole , Edith Cowan University, Australia;
Professor C. Duncan Rice , University of Aberdeen, UK;
Professor Deryck Schreuder , University of Western Australia;
Professor Wathuge Siriweera , Rajarata University of Sri Lanka;
Professor Sharon Siverts , University of Botswana;
Professor John Tarrant , University of Huddersfield, UK;
Dr Thomas Traves , Dalhousie University, Canada;
Professor Di Yerbury , Macquarie University, Australia.

(Unfortunately the nominations for representatives of members in Bangladesh and Malaysia have not yet been received.)


National Languages for Export Award 2001
Helen Drewery
, head of languages for business at the European Business School, London has been awarded the Higher Education Prize

University of Cambridge
An honorary degree will be conferred upon the president of the Republic of Korea, Kim Dae-Jung , in recognition of his fight for the establishment of democracy in Korea and reunification.

Glasgow Caledonian University
Honorary doctorates will be conferred upon:

LLD: Andrew Cubie , lawyer and chairman of Scotland's Health at Work Steering Group and convenor of the Independent Inquiry into Student Finance.

DSc: Anne Jarvie , chief nursing officer at the Scottish Office Department of Health

University of Kent at Canterbury
Emeritus professorships have been conferred upon: Robin Sibson , former vice-chancellor of the university; David Birmingham , modern history; Michael Irwin , English; John Butler , health services studies; Alan Armstrong , economic and social history.

University of Westminster

DLitt: Howard Brenton , playwright and resident dramatist at the University of Birmingham.

DSc: Steve Jones , professor of genetics at the Galton Laboratory, University College London and snail biologist.

University of the West of England

Doctor of Arts: Derek Balmer , president of the Royal West of England Academy and a painter and photographer, as a tribute to his distinguished contribution to the visual arts; and, in recognition of the very special relationship between the Academy and the University of the West of England.

Master of Arts: Peter Copley in recognition of his distinguished career as an actor and his contribution to regional theatre in particular.

Master of Music: John Simpson , canon precenter at Bristol Cathedral,  chairman of Bristol Cathedral Concerts and also of the Bristol and Swindon Area of the Royal School of Church Music and a member of the Bristol City Tourism Committee.

Master of Science: Gillian Thomas , in recognition her substantial contribution to the advancement of public understanding of science, and in particular, to the creation of At-Bristol.

Honorary fellowship: William Penry Oliver , University of the West of England.

University of Wales, Bangor
Roy Evans
, professor and vice-chancellor, has been presented with the Achievement Wales Award as Business Person of the Year 2001.

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