Bernadette Porter, senior pro rector and principal of Digby Stuart College at Roehampton, has been appointed rector and chief executive of the Roehampton Institute, London, from September. She replaces Stephen Holt, who has been in the post since last year.
Paul Brand, two-year fellow at All Souls College, Oxford and research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research in London, and Graeme Segal, Lowndean professor of astronomy and geometry at the University of Cambridge, have been appointed to senior research fellowships at All Souls from October.
Roy Ascott, part-time professor of interactive arts at the University of Wales, Gwent, and director of the centre for advanced inquiry into interactive arts, has joined the University of Plymouth part-time as a professor in the faculty of technology.
Alison Johns, staff development manager at the University of Plymouth, has been elected vice-chair of the Association of University Administrators from May and chair of the association from May next year.
Betty Kershaw, former director of the centre for professional policy development at Manchester University's school of nursing, midwifery and health visiting, has become dean of nursing and midwifery at the University of Sheffield.
Sarah Wigglesworth, former senior partner in Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, has been appointed to a chair in architecture at Sheffield.
Also appointed to an architecture chair at Sheffield is Jeremy Till, former senior lecturer and undergraduate course director at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.
William Ledger, former clinical reader and honorary consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, and dean of Green College, Oxford, has joined Sheffield and been appointed to a chair in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Also at Sheffield, Mahesan Niranjan, former lecturer in information engineering at Cambridge, has been appointed to a computer science chair; Anthony O'Hagan, former professor of statistics at the University of Nottingham, takes up a probability and statistics chair; and Freddie Hamdy, senior lecturer in urology in the school of surgical sciences, University of Newcastle, takes a chair in urology.
David Collins, former lecturer in physical geography at Oxford and Dean of Keble College, has taken the chair of physical geography at the University of Salford.