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A member of the faculty at an institution of higher learning who has attained its highest possible academic rank and possesses special knowledge in an occupation requiring special skills

professor

Academia A member of the faculty at an institution of higher learning who has attained its highest possible academic rank, who possesses special knowledge in an occupation requiring special skills. See 'Chair. '. Cf, Lecturer.
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with distinction and BEd with Honours from University of Birmingham; Awarded a Personal Chair in the University of Wales, August 2001Made a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences in September, 2000 Doctorate in Physical Education DPE, Movement Science, 1983Master of Education M.
In 1972 he was honoured with a personal chair at the university as Professor of International Economics.
His other University appointments include a Lectureship in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (University of Keele, UK); a Readership in Quantum Theory, a personal Chair of Theoretical Physics and Theoretical Chemistry, and a Chair of Chemistry (University of Sheffield, UK).
Awarded a Personal Chair in neurobiology by the University of Wales, Cardiff, in 1986.
Professor of Human Origins and Head of Archaeology in the Department of Humanities and Science at UWCN, Stephen Aldhouse-Green was awarded a personal chair by the University of Wales, one of four UWCN academics to achieve this honour.