David Fletcher, registrar and secretary of the University of Sheffield, has been appointed secretary of the Committee of University Chairmen. He will succeed Michael Shattock in January.
David Porter, architect and former head of education at the Prince's Foundation, is to succeed Charles MacCallum as head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art.
Alan Jackson, professor of human nutrition at the University of Southampton, has been appointed chair of the new joint Department of Health and Foods Standards Agency Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.
Janette Elwood, former principal officer with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, has been appointed to a chair of education at Queen's University, Belfast.
Also at Queen's: Malachy McEldowney, head of the school of environmental planning, has been appointed to a chair in environmental planning; Frederick Campbell, former professor of gastroenterological surgery at the University of Newcastle, has been appointed to a chair of surgery; and Edward Lynch, former senior lecturer in dentistry at St Bartholomew's Hospital, has been appointed to a chair of restorative dentistry and gerodontology.
Bob Cunningham, former personnel director of W A Baxter and Sons, has been appointed human resources director at Glasgow Caledonian University.
David Price, a Norwich GP, has been appointed to the first GPs in Asthma Group chair of primary care respiratory medicine, based in the University of Aberdeen's department of primary care.