Netgazette

March 22, 2002

APPOINTMENTS

Institute of Education, London
Susan Hallam
has been promoted to reader of education.
Judith Ireson has been promoted to reader of psychology and education.

University of Aberdeen
Roger Pertwee
personal chair in neuropharmacology at the department of biomedical sciences at the University of Aberdeen since 1999 and current international secretary of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, of which he is also a past president, has joined the senior management team of G.W. Pharmaceuticals plc.

Royal Irish Academy
Twelve new members have been elected to the academy as follows:
Mary Clayton professor of old and middle English at University College, Dublin;
Peter Coxon associate professor in the department of geography, Trinity College, Dublin;
Patrick Honohan lead economist in the development research group of the World Bank;
Amilra de Silva professor of organic chemistry in the Queen's University of Belfast;
George Irwin professor of control engineering in the school of electrical and electronic engineering at the Queen's University of Belfast;
Dermot Keogh professor of history and Jean Monnet professor of European integration studies at University College, Cork;
Elizabeth Meehan professor and first director of the new institute of governance, public policy and social research at the Queen's University, Belfast;
Mary Pollard former keeper of early printed books in the library of Trinity College, Dublin;
Bert Rima professor of molecular biology Queen's University Belfast;
Ian Robinson associate professor in the department of medieval history at Trinity College, Dublin;
Siddhartha Sen fellow emeritus of Trinity College, Dublin. He is internationally recognised for his work on the application of modern mathematical methods to physics;
Sean Strain professor of human nutrition and co-director of the centre for molecular biosciences at the University of Ulster, Coleraine.

University of Sheffield
Jon Pyle
head of PR at Sheffield Hallam University, has been appointed the university's first head of media relations.

University of Ulster
The following have been promoted to the role of professor:
Keith Lindley reader in history, has been appointed professor of early modern British history;
Deirdre Walsh, senior lecturer, professor of rehabilitation research;
Marie McHugh head of the school of business organisation and management, professor of organisational behaviour;
Stephanie McKeown , reader within the school of applied medical sciences and sports studies, professor of cancer biology;
Chris Barnett research and development, professor of science and technology innovation.

University of Warwick
Nicholas Scheele
chief operating officer and president of Automotive Operations at Ford Motor Company has been appointed chancellor of the university, succeeding Sir Shridath Ramphal, who retired from the post at the end of January this year after 13 years of service.

University of the West of England
Frank Burnet
professor, has been appointed to the UK's first chair in sScience communication at the university. He is also currently co-directing activities for Cheltenham's first week long Festival of Science which starts on 22 May 2002.


AWARDS AND PRIZES

American Astronomical Society
The Hale Prize, usually awarded every two years, is the highest award of the AAS for a solar physicist. The 2002 prize has been awarded to Eric Priest, professor in the school of mathematics and statistics at the University of St. Andrews.

The University of Liverpool
Doctor of Music: Carl Davis , composer and principal guest conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra; musical director of the Liverpool Summer Pops.
Doctor of Laws: Joseph Dwyer , chairman, Liverpool Vision and former president of the Institution of Civil Engineers; Gerard Houllier , team manager, Liverpool Football Club; Wenyi Lin , vice-mayor of Beijing; Philip Love , vice chancellor of the university; Peter Sissons , journalist and presenter of the BBC's 10 O'Clock News ; Brian Wolfson , chairman, PST (International) Ltd.
Doctor of Letters - Hermione Lee , Goldsmiths professor of English literature at the University of Oxford.
Doctor of Science - Stephen Jones , professor of genetics at University College, London.

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