Eva Baker - co-director of the United States National Centre for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing - has been appointed chair of an international panel set up by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority to review quality assurance and control for A-level standards. She will be supported by Barry McGraw , deputy director for education at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and Sir Stewart Sutherland , vice-chancellor of the University of Edinburgh.
The University of Manchester has appointed Andre Geim , associate professor at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, professor of physics; Raymond Agius , senior lecturer in occupational and environmental health at the University of Edinburgh, professor of occupational and environmental medicine; and Richard Heller , former professor of community medicine at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, professor of public health.
Michael Thompson , reader in mathematics and astronomy at Queen Mary and Westfield College, has been appointed to the chair of physics at Imperial College, London . Konrad Jamrozik , associate professor in the department of public health at the University of Western Australia, has been appointed to the chair of primary care epidemi-ology.
Diane Crook , an NVQ assessor, has joined Wolverhampton University 's office for external development as enterprise development manager.
Bob Neal , lecturer in the engineering department at Lancaster University, has been appointed to a visiting chair at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris , to teach the masters degree in management of international projects.
Charles Martindale , professor of classics and ancient history at the University of Bristol, has been appointed the endowed Stubbs Lecturer at University College Toronto .
Derkjan van der Leest is to join the European business school Ashridge as a director of its research body, the Strategic Management Centre.