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Issue 495, 26 January 2004
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Professor Paul Garner has taken up the Cowdray Chair of Spanish in the department of Spanish and Portuguese. He was previously Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is currently researching a book on the British entrepreneur Sir Weetman Pearson in turn-of-the-century Mexico.

Professor Garik Markarian has been appointed to a chair in communications systems in the school of electronic and electrical engineering. He has more than 20 years of academic and industrial experience in communications systems. His research interests include information theory, communications systems, digital broadcasting systems, wireless broadband systems, error correction coding and digital modulation, and satellite communications.

Dr Judy Delin has joined the School of Modern Languages and Cultures where she will work on language, brand and customer communications. Since 2001, she has worked part-time as head of research at the Information Design Unit branding and design agency, looking at how people understand everyday communications.

Dr Sally Johnson has been appointed to a chair in linguistics and as head of linguistics and phonetics in the school of modern languages and cultures. She leaves Lancaster University where she was a senior lecturer in linguistics. Her main research is into socio-linguistics and language and gender.

Stephen Westland has joined the School of Design as Professor of Colour Science and Technology. His research interests are colour vision, colour imaging and colour engineering. His research uses psychophysical and computational methods to explore the mechanisms and strategies that underpin human colour vision.

All took up their posts on 1 January.


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