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New man to take over at York University
A NEW man is to take the reins at one of the region’s leading seats of learning.
Belgian-born Professor Koen Lamberts has been announced as the new vice-chancellor of the University of York, taking over from Prof Brian Cantor who is stepping down after 11 years in the role.
A cognitive psychologist, Prof Lamberts is currently deputy vice-chancellor and provost of Warwick University. He will take up his new post on 1 January 2014.
Before moving to Warwick, he was a research associate at the University of Chicago, and a lecturer, senior lecturer and reader at the University of Birmingham between 1992 and 1998.