Gordon Marshall, fellow in sociology at Nuffield College, Oxford, has been appointed chief executive and deputy chairman of the Economic and Social Research Council. He will succeed Ronald Amann on January 4. Dr
Marshall has contributed to studies on social exclusion, equality of opportunity, distributive justice and the culture of economic enterprise.
Anthony Hopwood, American Standard Companies professor of operations management at the University of Oxford and acting director of the Said Business School since July, has been appointed director of the business school from December.
James Wright, vice-chancellor of the University of Newcastle since 1992, will retire at the end of next year.
David Livesey, head of Cambridge University's academic affairs, is to be the Cambridge director of the recently announced Cambridge-MIT Institute.
James O'Kane, director of finance at The Queen's University of Belfast, has been appointed registrar. He takes up the post on December 1.
John Enderby, senior research fellow and emeritus professor of physics at the University of Bristol, has been elected physical secretary of The Royal Society.
David Gillingham, director of academic affairs at Dublin Institute of Technology, and Donald Pennington, dean of health and social sciences at Coventry University, have been appointed pro vice-chancellors at Coventry.
Eberhard Buhl, a former senior scientist at the University of Oxford, has been appointed to a chair of neurobiology jointly in the schools of biochemistry and molecular biology and biomedical sciences at Leeds University.
Kim Swales, formerly a leading member of the regional modelling team at the Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde, has been appointed research director of the institute.
Alan Harding, former senior research fellow at the European Institute for Urban Affairs at
Liverpool John Moores University, has been appointed professor of urban and regional government at the University of Salford. He brings directorship of the Liverpool-Manchester integrated case study, a major project within the Economic and Social Research Council's cities' programme.
Andrew Lincoln, former lecturer in New Testament studies at the University of Toronto, has been appointed professor of New Testament studies at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education. It is the first fully endowed chair in the college.