The Royal College of Music has appointed two fellows in creative research practice: Roger Norrington , chief conductor, Camerata Salzburg and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart, and Anthony Payne , composer, writer and critic.
* Rajeev Bali , reader in healthcare knowledge at Coventry University, has been appointed visiting professor in knowledge and healthcare management at the Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
* The University of Wales, Newport has appointed Derek Lawther dean of the Newport School of Art, Media and Design. He is returning to the UK after three years as vice-president of academic affairs at Kansas City Art Institute.
* Gurch Randhawa , professor and director of the Institute for Health Research at Bedfordshire University, has been appointed to the Department of Health's Organ Donation Task Force. The group aims to identify barriers to organ donation.
* Tim Broyd has been appointed Halcrow chair of construction innovation at Dundee University's School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
* Tim Brown , National Postgraduate Committee general secretary between 2002 and 2004, has been appointed lecturer in mobile communications at Surrey University.
* Leicester University has appointed Andreas Gescher professor in biochemical toxicology in the department of cancer studies and molecular medicine. He is a member of the Cancer Biomarkers and Prevention Group and was a group leader in the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit.