Lynn Parker , former assistant principal of Hull College, has been appointed director of educational partnerships at Teesside University.
Oxford University has appointed the following: Stewart Purvis , former editor-in-chief and chief executive of Independent Television News, News International professor of broadcast media; Ben Sheldon , former Royal Society university research fellow and head of the Edward Grey Institute, Luc Hoffman professor of field ornithology; Rowena Young , former chief executive at the School for Social Entrepreneurs, director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School; Alexander Halliday , a recent head of the department of earth sciences and associate member of the department of materials at ETH Zurich, professor of geochemistry; Stefan Dercon , former lecturer in economics and fellow of Jesus College, professor of development economics.
Margaret Coutts , director of information services and librarian at Kent University at Canterbury, has been appointed librarian at Leeds University.
Allan Templeton , regius professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Aberdeen University, has been elected president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He has chaired the Board for the National Collaborating Centre for Women and Children's Health.
Lucy Orta , creator of a genre bridging fashion, architecture and traditional art practice, has been appointed inaugural Rootstein Hopkins chair of fashion at London College of Fashion.