University of Leicester eBulletin

Key Appointments at University of Leicester

April 2003
No 100

The University of Leicester has made a series of key appointments to strengthen its academic standing and to enhance the excellence of its departments in research and teaching.

New professorial and other appointments this academic year include:

       Professor Helen Atkinson, Professor in Metals Processing, Department of Engineering (previously Reader, Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield)

       Professor Jose Luiz Lopes, Professor in Computer Science, Deptment of Mathematics and Computer Science (previously Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Lisbon)

       Professor Gibson Burrell, Professor of Organisation Theory and Head of the University's Management Centre (previously Professor of Organisation Theory, University of Essex)

       Dr Louay Al-Alousi, Senior Lecturer (Clinical) in Forensic Pathology (previously Senior Lecturer in Forensic Medicine, University of Glasgow)

       Dr Anthony Garratt, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics (formerly Lecturer, Trinity College, University of Cambridge)

       Mr Richard Taylor, Director of Marketing (previously Head of Student Marketing and Student Recruitment, University of Durham)

       Mr Grant Charman, Capital Development Manager, Estates Office (formerly Senior Project Manager, Davis, Langdon & Everest)

In addition another 21 academic staff have been appointed in departments across the University. Leicester has 40 departments, 60 specialist centres and employs 3,000 people. The University has an annual turnover in the region of 150 million.

The University ranks as one of the UK's top 20 universities with over 84% of its staff conducting research of national and international calibre. Leicester is among the top 10 universities in terms of research income per full-time member of staff - research grants and contracts announced in the last academic year totalled 46.5m .

The University has the rare distinction of achieving 14 successive scores equating with Excellent following external teaching assessments and a total of 18 subject areas have achieved this distinction.

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