Reporter 425, 19 October 1998


New chairs

Waqar Ahmad has been appointed Professor of Primary Care Research and Director of the Centre for Research in Primary Care.

Professor Ahmad was previously Senior Lecturer and Director of the Ethnicity and Social Policy Research Unit in the Department of Social and Economic Studies at the University of Bradford. He is well known for his work in the field of ethnicity, health and social care and is confident that the CRPC will become a centre for excellence in the field of primary and community care.

Stephen Barton has been appointed Professor of Integrated Information Systems in the Institute of Integrated Information Systems, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

He was previously Professor of Signal Processing at the University of Bradford. His main research interests are wireless computer networks, radio industrial control networks, cellular telephone networks and digital broadcasting.

Philip Roberts has been appointed Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, and Director of the Workshop Theatre in the School of English.

He was previously a Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. His main areas of interest are twentieth-century English and European Drama.

David Campbell has been appointed to a Chair in Law. He was previously Professor of Law in the School of Financial Studies and Law at Sheffield Hallam University. His main research interests are contract company law and law and economics.

Nicholas Wilson has been appointed to a Chair in Credit Management in the Leeds University Business School.

He was previously ICM Professor of Credit Management at the University of Bradford. Professor Wilson is Head of the Business School’s new Credit Management Research Centre, which has recently launched a major new survey of late payment in association with the Institute of Credit Management. His current research includes corporate distress and failure prediction modelling and neural network simulations.

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