The University of Warwick appointed: Carol Aubrey , formerly of Canterbury Christ Church University College, professor of education; Alma Harris , previously of the University of Nottingham, professor of education; and John Mawson , formerly of Aston University, director of the Local Government Centre.
Geoffrey Barton has been appointed to the chair of bioinformatics at the Scottish Informatics Mathematics Biology and Statistics Centre, a joint venture between the universities of Dundee and Abertay .
Donald Bousted has been appointed composer in residence at the Centre for New Musical Instruments at London Guildhall University .
The Design Council has appointed Hilary Cottam , former urban social policy specialist in the Southern Africa department of the World Bank, as its director of learning.
The Institute of Cancer Research has made Charles Faringdon , chairman of Witan Investment Trust, its new chairman.
The president of the board of trade and the minister of agriculture, fisheries and food has appointed Julian Gardner , professor of engineering at the University of Warwick, to the governing body of the Silsoe Research Institute .
John Macdonald , of the University of Portsmouth, has been appointed head of psychology at the University of Paisley .
Colin Mason , formerly of the University of Southampton, has been appointed professor for entrepreneurship at Strathclyde University .