On the move

June 30, 2000

Eric Thomas, dean of the faculty of medicine, health and biological sciences and recently appointed deputy vice-chancellor (designate) at the University of Southampton, has been recommended to succeed Sir John Kingman as vice-chancellor at the University of Bristol in August 2001. The appointment is subject to formal approval by the council of the university.

Andrew Graham, acting master of Balliol College, Oxford, has been elected master from next year. He will succeed Colin Lucas, who resigned following the extension of his term of office as vice-chancellor.

Andrew Haines, professor of primary health care at Univer-sity College London, has been appointed dean of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He will succeed Harrison Spencer in January.

Robert Davidson, reader in the department of English and comparative literary studies at the University of Warwick, has been appointed to the regius chair of English at the University of Aberdeen from September.

Ivor Gaber, retired professor of broadcast journalism at Goldsmiths College and a consultant with the media and communications consultancy Clear, has been appointed emeritus professor of broadcast journalism at Goldsmiths.

Dieter Schott, former lecturer and researcher in history at Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany, has joined the University of Leicester as professor in the history of urban planning.

Jane Denholm, former deputy director of the Committee of Scottish Higher Education Principals, and Deirdre Macleod, former policy analyst at the Further Education Funding Council, have set up Critical Thinking, an Edinburgh-based company providing public policy analysis and research.

Richard King, reader in religious studies at the University of Stirling, has been appointed professor of Asian philosophy and comparative religion at the University of Derby.

Ewan Mckendrick, professor of English law at University College London, has been appointed professor of law at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall from October.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has these new council members, appointed for three years: John Archer, principal and vice-chancellor of Heriot-Watt University; Janet Bainbridge, director of the school of science and technology at the University of Teesside; Peter Grindrod, director of Numbercraft Limited, a consulting and software company; and Julia King, director, engineering and technology - marine, Rolls Royce plc. Bevan Braithwaite, Simon Murray and Wilson Sibbett have been reappointed.

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