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Issue 469, 24 September 2001

VC heads honours roll-call

Accolades were heaped on University members over the summer, most notably in the Queen's birthday honours list, where the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Alan Wilson, received a knighthood for services to higher education.

Head of disability services Judith Russell received an MBE for services to disabled sport; Colonel Alan Roberts, University Pro-Chancellor from 1986 to 2000, received an OBE for services to the community in Leeds; internationally renowned cancer specialist Professor Peter Selby received a CBE for services to cancer research and cancer care; and emeritus professor in dentistry Robin Basker received an OBE for services to dental education.

The government has recognised the high level of expertise and knowledge at the University, and asked two renowned academics to sit on high level government bodies. Head of accounting and finance at LUBS Professor Peter Moizer will sit on the reporting panel for the Competition Commission, which replaced the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, while atmospheric pollution professor Mike Pilling chairs the new Air Quality Expert Group, advising government on levels and sources of pollutants.

  • Two new Pro-Vice-Chancellors took up their posts in August. Tissue engineering pioneer Professor John Fisher, of mechanical engineering, takes over as PVC for research. Professor Alan Pearman, who holds a chair in management decision analysis at LUBS, becomes PVC for learning and teaching.

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