York University has conferred a number of professorships. John Bryan , head of music and drama, becomes professor of music; Tim Thornton , specialist in late medieval and early modern political and social history of the British Isles, becomes professor of history; Lesley Jeffries , formerly at Huddersfield University, becomes professor of English language.
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity has appointed to its board of trustees: Fiona Godlee , editor-in-chief, British Medical Journal ; Rory Maw , chief financial officer of Speedcard and non-executive director of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust; and Elroy Dimson , professor of investment management at London Business School.
Daniella Tilbury , founding director of the Australian Research Institute in Education for Sustainability at Macquarie University, has been named professor of sustainability at Gloucester University.
The University of the West of England has appointed Jenny Wills , former faculty of health and social care administrator, as service enhancement manager in the academic registry.
Leicester University has made Yvonne Jewkes , an expert on cyber crime, professor in the criminology department; Peter Farmer , leader of the biomonitoring and molecular epidemiology section, professor of cancer biomarkers; Maggie Manson , leader of the cellular and molecular mechanisms section, professor of cancer chemoprevention.
Jim Freund , BT's head of brand strategy, has become a lecturer in branding and marketing at Lancaster University's Management School.