The Higher Education Academy has appointed to its team of senior associates: Rob Cuthbert , deputy vice-chancellor of the University of the West of England, who will work with higher education institutions on developing learning and teaching and enhancement and strategies; Freda Tallantyre , former deputy vice-chancellor of Derby University, who will work with institutions and policy bodies on work-based learning and employer engagement.
Robert Gordon University has appointed Dundee University's Alan Davidson dean for the enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment.
Ulster University has appointed Omar Jacinto Escalona , of the Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela, head of its bioengineering research and development group. He will also be co-director of Ulster's Centre for Advanced Cardiovascular Research.
De Montfort University's new chancellor is Waheed Alli , life peer, founder of television production company The Word and co-founder of Planet 24.
The UHI Millennium Institute has appointed: David Middleton , formerly at the Scottish Executive's environment and rural affairs department, to undertake a study of UHI governance and management; Kate Furness , of the Northumbria Institute for Image Data Research, grants and projects manager; Crichton Lang , recently director of teaching at the School of Biology, academic registrar; and Ian Leslie , course manager for health and social care at Moray College, dean of the faculty of health; and Sandra MacRury , consultant diabetologist, professor of clinical diabetes.