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Subject Group Head and Chair, Work, Organisation and Management, University of Liverpool

Dr Yves Guillaume has been appointed Subject Group Head and Chair, Work, Organisation and Management at the University of Liverpool.  Yves is joining the University on 1 September from Aston Business School, where he has held the position of Reader in the Work and Organisational Psychology Group.

Yves' research revolves around the study of diversity, leadership, innovation, effectiveness and well-being in teams and organisations, which has been published in leading academic outlets including Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Human Relations and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and industry.  He is an associate editor of Journal of Applied Social Psychology and an editorial board member of British Journal of Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Organizational Psychology Review.  Yves is a Chartered Psychologis and received his PhD in Management from Aston University.  In the past, he has worked as a lecturer in the Economic and Organisational Psychology group at Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich.

Chair in Biostatistics, Newcastle University

Dr James Wason has been appointed Chair in Biostatistics at Newcastle University, in a joint position with the MRC Biostatistics Unit at the University of Cambridge.  James was appointed a programme leader-track at the Unit in 2015.  His research group focuses on statistical design and analysis methods for improving the efficiency and ethical properties of clinical trials.  Three major areas of work are adaptive designs, improved analysis of composite endpoints, and designs for biomarker-guided trials.  As well as working on methodology, James places a large emphasis on being involved in real studies where novel methodology is required. 

Head of the Business School, The University of Edinburgh

Professor Wendy Loretto has been appointed Dean of the University of Edinburgh Business School.  Wendy has been at the helm of the School since August 2016 in an interim role, having previously held the Deputy Dean role in 2015/16 and been Director of Research from 2013 to 2015.

Wendy's background is in research and teaching in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management.  Her own research field is age and employment, with a particular focus on changes in employees' and employers' attitudes and practices in extending working lives, as well as wellbeing at work.  With a long-established career in the University, where she was awarded her BCom in 1990 and PhD in Psychiatry in 1998, Wendy takes up post immediately.

Commenting on the appointment, Wendy said:

"I am delighted to be continuing the work I started last summer, and look forward to leading the School into the next stages of its activity.  This is an incredibly diverse and international School, within a truly global University, and I am committed to continue building on its reputation".