On the move

September 3, 1999

Howard Green, head of the centre for research and graduate studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, has been appointed chair of the UK Council for Graduate Education. He succeeds Bob Burgess from Warwick University.

Ken Simpson, director of the centre for Scottish cultural studies at the University of Strathclyde, has taken up a four-month visiting professorship in British Literature at the University of Connecticut. The Neag Chair or distinguished visiting professor in British literature was established last year by a Connecticut industrialist in memory of his Scottish wife.

Alan Warde, professor of sociology at Lancaster University, joins the University of Manchester as professor of sociology this month, together with his former Lancaster colleague, Beverley Skeggs, who becomes a professor in the same department.

The pair replace Huw Beynon, who left to set up the school of social sciences at Cardiff University last month, and Simon Miller, who joined Queen's University, Belfast in April.

John Hall, former professor in sociology at McGill University, Montreal, has also joined Queen's University, Belfast, as professor of sociology.

David Draper, reader in statistics at the University of Bath, has been appointed professor in the department. He replaces David Williams, who retires this month.

David Punter, professor of English studies at the University of Stirling, has been appointed professor of English at the University of Bristol, joining some time next year. He replaces John Burrow, who is retiring.

Alison Woollard, research fellow in the MCRC laboratory of molecular biology, University of Cambridge, has been elected a fellow of Hertford College, Oxford.

Susan Segal-Horn, former senior lecturer in strategic management at the Open University Business School, has been appointed to a chair in international strategy at the University of Kent at Canterbury from October 1.

The University of Birmingham has conferred readerships on: Timothy Betts in the school of medicine, reader in psychiatry; Stuart Blackburn in chemical engineering, reader in solids processing; Michael Bradshaw in geography and environmental sciences, reader in regional geography; Martyn Cornick in humanities, reader in contemporary French studies; Susan Gregory in the school of education, reader in deaf education; Alexander Howie in medicine, reader in renal pathology; John Jowett in the Shakespeare Institute, reader in Shakespeare studies; Mark Kilby in medicine, reader in foetal medicine; Rhodes Murphey in historical studies, reader in Ottoman studies; Jonathan Percy in chemistry, reader in organofluorine chemistry; Riccardo Poli in computer science, reader in evolutionary and emergent behaviour intelligence and computation; Trevor Ponman in physics and astronomy, reader in extragalactic astrophysics; Arfon Rees in social sciences, reader in Soviet and Russian history; Andrew Simester in law, reader in criminal law theory; and Keith Wheatley in medicine, reader in medical statistics.

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