The University of Leeds has appointed: Mojtabi Ghadiri , former professor of particle technology at the University of Surrey, to a chair in chemical engineering; Philip Kocienski , former head of organic chemistry at the University of Glasgow, to the chair in organic chemistry; Justin Keen , fellow in health systems at the King's Fund, to professor of health politics and information management; and Charles Read , teaching fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, to a chair in pure mathematics. It has also promoted: Robin Le Poidevin , head of the school of philosophy, to a chair in metaphysics; and Rachel Killick to chair of Quebec studies and 19th-century studies in the school of modern languages.
Greg Houseman , formerly of the University of Leeds, has been made a professor of geophysics in the school of earth sciences at Monash University , Melbourne.
Ian Halliday has been re-appointed as chief executive and deputy chairman of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council .
Phil Puddyfoot has been appointed commercial director of University for Industry where he will develop e-learning services for small and medium-sized businesses, corporates and large organisations.
Graham Zellick , vice-chancellor of the University of London, has been elected a master of the bench of the Middle Temple , where he is a barrister.
Tony Bretherton , formerly of the University of Waikato, New Zealand, has been appointed executive director of the University of Limerick Foundation .
The Royal College of Art has appointed three new visiting professors to the school of fashion and textiles; Basil Kardasis , visiting professor in menswear, and design director of Alma Home; David Shah , visiting professor in constructed textiles, and co-owner and publisher of Metropolitan Publishing BV; and Susan Timney , visiting professor in printed textiles, and co-founder of the Timney Fowler.