David Bleiman , assistant general secretary of the Association of University Teachers, has been appointed president of the Scottish Trades Union Congress .
Van Gore , professor of quality management at Sheffield Hallam University, has been appointed academic vice-principal of the Southampton Institute .
Amanda Howe , senior lecturer at the Institute of General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Sheffield, has been appointed professor of primary care at the University of East Anglia 's medical school.
The University of Surrey has appointed Paul Krause , previously principal scientist at Phillips Research Laboratories, part-time research professor in software engineering; Ian Melbourne , previously of the University of Houston, professor of mathematics; Mark Roberts , of the University of Warwick, professor of mathematics; and Alan Rogers , previously of King's College London, professor of electronics.
John Macklin , pro vice-chancellor of the University of Leeds, has been appointed principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Paisley .
Simon Shepherd , former head of drama at Goldsmiths College, has become director of programmes at the Central School of Speech and Drama .
Morag Stuart , head of education for psychology and special needs at London University's Institute of Education , has become reader in the psychology of reading.