Frances Cairncross , management editor of The Economist, will take over from Bruce Smith as chair of the Economic and Social Research Council .
David Duncan , chief executive of Learning and Teaching Scotland, has been appointed secretary of the University of Dundee .
Tim Kidd has been promoted to production services director at the United Kingdom Education and Research Networking Association .
James Logan , dean of health sciences at the University of Wolverhampton, has been appointed principal of Moray College .
Giles Henderson , a senior partner at law firm Slaughter and May, has been elected master of Pembroke College, Oxford .
Paul Stewart , formerly a senior research fellow at Cardiff Business School, has been appointed professor of the sociology of employment at the University of the West of England's Bristol Business School .
Sonia Wheeler , formerly campus registrar at the University of Wolverhampton, has been appointed head of student recruitment and admissions at the Scottish Agricultural College .
Leslie Willcocks has been appointed to the Arthur Andersen chair in information management and e-business at the University of Warwick .
Christine Williams , professor of human nutrition in the School of Food Biosciences at the University of Reading, has been appointed to the scientific advisory committee on nutrition, which reports to the government health departments and the Food Standards Agency .
Vicki Bruce , professor of psychology at the University of Stirling, has been appointed president of the British Psychological Society .