On the move

February 26, 1999

Graham Henderson, former director of Sunderland Business School, has been made deputy vice-chancellor (academic and development) at the University of Teesside.

A raft of new appointments has been announced by Birmingham University. Paul Bate, senior lecturer in the school of management at the University of Bath, has been appointed chair of health services management development in the school of public policy from May. Joan Duda joins the university from the department of health kinesiology and leisure studies at Purdue University, Indiana, US.

Peter Marquis, professor of biomaterials at Birmingham, has been appointed head of the school of dentistry.

Judith Petts, director of the centre for hazard and risk management at Loughborough University, has been appointed to the chair of environmental risk management in the Centre for Environmental Research and Training at Birmingham and assistant director of CERT from May.

Wendy Scase, senior lecturer in English at the University of Hull, has been appointed to the Geoffrey Shepherd chair of medieval English literature at Birmingham from July.

Xin Yao, senior lecturer in the school of computer science at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, has been appointed to the chair of computer science in the school of computer science at Birmingham from April.

Tom Woodiwiss, head of sociology at the University of Essex, has become professor of sociology at City University.

Rosemary Crompton also joins City's sociology department as a professor from the University of Leicester.

Hugh Try, chairman of Try Group and a member of the National Advisory Council for Education Training Targets, has been re-appointed chairman of the Construction Industry Training Board. And Peter Rainbird, chairman of the Rainbird Group plc and Essex Training and Enterprise Council and a member of the National Skills Task Force, has been reappointed deputy chairman.

Both have held the posts since April 1996.

Ralph Walker, fellow and tutor in philosophy at Magdalen College, has been elected chairman of the general board at the University of Oxford for 1999-2000. He will replace Glenn Black in September.

Roger Booth, a former senior executive with Shell International and consultant to companies and organisations including the Department of Trade and Industry, has been made a visiting professor in engineering design at the University of Oxford.

He will be one of five visiting professors in engineering design for sustainable development funded at British universities with an award from the Royal Academy of Engineers.

Trevor Hocking, associate dean of applied sciences at the University of Wolverhampton, has been made a professor.

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