Peter Parker, professor of cancer cell biology at King's College London, co-manages the institution's new Experimental Cancer Centre, in which clinical and non-clinical academics work together on translational research and advancing patient care.
Professor Parker, head of the Cancer Studies Division, was previously based at Cancer Research UK's London research institute. "Cancer is a key priority within King's," he said. "I want to see all the activities of all the clever people working on cancer at King's converted to changes in practice."
The Experimental Cancer Centre works with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College Healthcare NHS Trust to provide the infrastructure and support for more clinical trials to give patients a choice in terms of novel therapies.
Roger Parker has joined King's from Cambridge University as professor of music.
Christos Ouzounis , from Greece, will join in May as professor of bioinformatics.
Shitij Kapur , chief of research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, will join as professor of psychiatry and vice-dean at King's Institute of Psychiatry in August.
Gary Sheffield , professor of modern history, has left the department of defence studies to become professor of war studies at Birmingham University.
Christian Fandrych , senior lecturer in German, has taken a chair at Leipzig University.
Gill Nicholls , director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching, has joined Durham University as pro vice-chancellor for the student experience.