The University of Bristol has announced the following promotions: Mohammed Alam to professor of physics; George Banting to professor of molecular cell biology; Leo Brady to professor of biochemistry; David Brookshaw to professor of Luso-Brazilian studies; Alan Champneys to professor of non-linear systems; David Cherns to professor of physics; Jennifer Donovan to professor of social medicine; Stephen Fenton to professor of sociology; Andrew Friedman to professor of economics and management; Jonathan Hannay to professor of physics; David Hopkins to professor of English poetry; Roger Kerridge to professor of law; Neil Marrion to professor of pharmacology; Andrew Nix to professor of communication networks; Christine Nicol to professor of animal welfare; Richard Penty to professor of optical communications; Vala Ragnarsdottir to professor of geology; Rodney Sampson to professor of French; Michael Ward to professor of inorganic chemistry; and David Wynick to professor of medicine. Elaine Kempson and Julian Paton will be appointed professorial research fellows in geographical sciences and physiology, respectively.
Tony Butterworth , pro vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester , has been appointed chief executive of the South Trent National Health Service Workforce Confederation.
John Garside has been named principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology , having acted in the role since September.
Joyce Hill , professor of English at the University of Leeds, has been appointed director of the Equality Challenge Unit , which promotes equal opportunities in higher education.
Lord Oxburgh , former rector of Imperial College, London, has been appointed chairman of the government-funded Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics Network .
Alice Prochaska , director of special collections at the British Library, has been appointed university librarian of Yale University in the United States.
Bill Stevely , principal of Robert Gordon University, has been appointed chairman of the board of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service .
Rosalind Thomas has been promoted to professor of ancient Greek history at Royal Holloway, University of London .