Malcolm McIntosh, director of Coventry University's Applied Research Centre in Human Security, believes the only way to create lasting world peace is to protect people's basic needs and rights.
"It's about building cohesive communities, so there's no necessity for people to indulge in terrorist activity," he said.
Professor McIntosh is planning to hold a conference in October at the Eden Project in Cornwall. He said: "The greatest threat to human security is climate change. I want to bust silos of disciplines so a nuclear physicist talks to a town planner because this is a transdisciplinary field."
David Wortley , director, Serious Games Institute, joins from De Montfort University
Paul Ivey , dean of engineering and computing, joins from Hertfordshire University
Simon Fielden joins as director, Health Design and Technology Institute.
Helen Langton , associate dean, faculty of health and life sciences, moves to Derby University
Houzeng Wu , senior lecturer, materials and manufacturing, moves to Loughborough University.