Tom Wilson has been appointed principal of Glasgow Metropolitan College. He was principal of the Glasgow College of Building and Printing, which merged with the Glasgow College of Food Technology to form Glasgow Metropolitan.
Edward Hill , director of the Natural Environment Research Council's Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory in Liverpool, has been appointed director of the Southampton Oceanography Centre.
Ashridge Leadership Centre has appointed Bette Baldwin , head of public involvement at the National Health Service Direct Online, in a part-time research capacity.
Buckingham University has appointed Karol Sikora dean elect of its new medical school. Michael Stewart and Janet Grant , members of the professorial staff of the Open University, have been appointed visiting professors.
Jim Hunter , writer and broadcaster, has been appointed professor of the history of the Highlands and Islands by the UHI Millennium Institute.
Mark l'Anson , founder of Integrated Micro Products, has been appointed David Goldman visiting professor of business innovation (a post named for the former chairman of Sage plc) at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Univer-sity Business School.
Birmingham University has appointed Ian Barker , formerly at Warwick University, to the post of director of estates.
Cranfield School of Management's chair of business economics and strategy, David Parker , has been appointed to write the Official History of Privatisation in the UK.