Reporter 456, 9 October 2000


Professor Mike Baynham, chair of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in the School of Education, has been elected to chair the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) for 2000-03.

Dr Rosemary Macdonald, Postgraduate Dean in the Department for NHS Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Maura Moynihan, legal adviser to Leeds Innovations, has been voted Yorkshire Solicitor of the Year (industry) in a new awards scheme backed by the Law Society.

The title of Brotherton Professor of Chemical Engineering, in abeyance since the retirement in 1986 of emeritus Professor Geoffrey Haselden, has been conferred on Professor Kevin Roberts.
He is only the second holder of the title, instituted in 1956 in honour of the late Dr Charles Ratcliffe Brotherton, scion of a family which was historically among the University’s most generous benefactors.

Dr Andrew Thompson of the School of History has been awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship, which he will use for four months of study in South Africa in the centenary year of the Boer War.

Ayesha Vernon, a researcher in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, has been awarded an MBE for services to community relations and disability equality.

Dr Michael Waugh, consultant in genito-urinary medicine at Leeds General Infirmary and an honorary senior lecturer at the University, has been awarded honorary membership of the Hungarian STD Society.

Professor Richard Williams, holder of the Anglo American chair in Mineral and Process Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Academy was honouring his innovative research into the application of tomography and instrumentation to the behaviour of fine particles and colloids.

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