Christine Skelton left Newcastle University in June after 19 years to become professor of education at Roehampton University.
She researches issues of gender in primary schooling and is exploring schoolchildren's attitudes to male teachers and whether more men should be recruited to the profession.
"Roehampton is very buzzy at the moment," Professor Skelton said. "With the new vice-chancellor (Paul O'Prey), there is a very positive feel."
She says being close to London will enable her to develop collaborations.
Professor Skelton gained her PhD at Warwick University and has lectured at Sunderland University.
Gabrielle Macho leaves Liverpool University to become professor of paleoanthropology.
Susan Deacy leaves Manchester University to become lecturer in Greek history and literature.
Damien Short leaves Essex University to become lecturer in human rights.
Lisa Jeanette Guy , a new graduate of Roehampton, becomes senior lecturer in early childhood studies.
Allen Fisher is leaving to become head of contemporary art at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Marie Read , professor of psychology, has moved to Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.