The University of Wales Institute, Cardiff , has promoted the following to professorship: David Botterill , director of research and enterprise at the Welsh School of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure; and David Egan , head of the Cardiff School of Education.
Sir Christopher Frayling , rector of the Royal College of Art, has been appointed chairman of the Royal Mint advisory committee on the design of coins, medals, seals and decorations.
Tim Longden has been appointed director of marketing services at the University of Nottingham .
The University of Leeds has appointed: Colin Raston , formerly at Monash University, to a chair of inorganic chemistry; and Charles Read , previously a teaching fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, to the chair of pure mathematics. Kenneth Brodie has been promoted to chair of visualisation in the school of computing; and Bryan Hickey has been promoted to a chair of physics in the department of physics and astronomy.
Tom Ruxton , dean of Staffordshire University's school of engineering and advanced technology, has been appointed president of the Institute of Marine Engineers .
The Institute of Education, University of London , has promoted Ingrid Lunt to professor of educational psychology and Chris Watkins to reader of education.
Imperial College, London , has appointed: Michael Ferenczi , former member of the senior scientific staff at the National Institute for Medical Research, to the chair of physiological sciences; Al Magee , who was head of the division of membrane biology at the National Institute for Medical Research, to the chair of membrane biology; Michael Sternberg , former head of the laboratory of biomolecular modelling at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, to the chair of structural bioinformatics; David Wood , professor of cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute and honorary cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals and Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, to the Garfield Weston chair in cardiovascular medicine.
Martin McLaughlin , lecturer in Italian, has been appointed to the Fiat Serena professorship of Italian studies at the University of Oxford .