Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

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Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

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Gordon Masterton has been appointed by the University of Edinburgh to a new post that aims to help policymakers address large-scale challenges in transport and utilities. As chair of future infrastructure in the School of Engineering, Professor Masterton will pursue research to inform decisions on projects such as high-speed rail, low-carbon energy and sustainable water supplies. He was until recently vice-president of Jacobs Engineering. He is also a past president of the Institution of Civil Engineers and was the government's project representative on London's £15 billion Crossrail development. Professor Masterton will oversee a new Future Infrastructure Research Centre at Edinburgh.

The University of Portsmouth has named a former head of marketing for Monash University its new director of marketing and communications. Dorothy Albrecht has more than 20 years' senior-level marketing and communications experience in Australia, having worked at Monash from 2010 to 2014 and having held posts at the Swinburne University of Technology and Curtin University. She will join Portsmouth this month, succeeding Peter Reader, who will retire after seven years in post. …

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