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Issue 483, 5 June 2002


Gurvinder Virk has been appointed to a chair of robotics and control in the school of mechanical engineering from April 2002. Professor Virk, who comes to Leeds from the University of Portsmouth, carries out research into mobile robotics, particularly machines able to walk and climb, building energy management systems, mechatronics, intelligent control and control applications.



Andrew Booth has been appointed to a chair of online learning in the faculty of biological sciences, from May 2002. Formerly a senior lecturer and director of learning systems development within the faculty, Professor Booth is interested in how students can be supported and tutored in online environments.



Former reader Stephen French has taken up a chair of philosophy of science in the school of philosophy, from May 2002. Professor French's research interests include the history and philosophy of 20th century physics and the philosophy of science in general.

Deborah Murdoch-Eaton has been appointed to a chair of medical education in the school of medicine. Professor Murdoch-Eaton was a senior lecturer and acting director of the medical education unit of the school, and her research interests include paediatric neuro-rehabilitation.

Mick Wallis will join the school of performance and cultural industries as chair of performance and culture from August 2002. Presently reader in performance studies at Loughborough University, his research interests include drama in rural adult education, theatre pedagogy and sexuality and sexual politics in theatre. Mick Wallis also holds an ILT national teaching fellowship.

Richard Boon  – currently senior lecturer and deputy director of the Workshop Theatre – will take up a chair of perfomance in the school of performance and cultural industries on the Bretton Hall campus, from August 2002. Dr Boon's research interests lie in the theoretical and practical investigation of political theatre, 'playwrighting', multicultural theatre and the uses of theatre as a tool for education and empowerment.



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