Robert Fraser has been appointed professor of agricultural economics at Wye College . He was previously professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of Western Australia.
David McFarland , previously tutor of psychology at Balliol College, Oxford, has been appointed professor of biological robotics at the University of the West of England .
Exeter University has appointed Tim Naylor , from Keele University, as professor of astrophysics. Calum Paton , professor of health policy at Keele, is to chair the North Staffordshire Hospital Trust board.
Composers Philip Cashian and Brian Lock have been appointed lecturers in composition at Royal Holloway, University of London .
Sir Charles Mackerras is to be president of Trinity College of Music .
Lynn Williams , a graduate of the University of Wales , has been appointed as its next secretary general, the university's chief administrative officer.