Switch from Edinburgh to Stirling for professor
A renowned employment lawyer has joined Stirling University as head of its arts and humanities school.
Professor Douglas Brodie, previously head of the law school at Edinburgh University, also becomes professor of employment law.
His main research interests include employment contracts, the history of labour law and the law of negligence.
He has several plans for the humanities school and said: "The intellectual energy will be boosted by offering new postgraduate programmes, drawing on strengths across the campus.
"For example, we will focus on corporate social responsibility, working with our colleagues in social marketing and ethical business in Stirling Management School, and on environmental law with the School of Natural Sciences.
"There is a lot of excellent work being done here that should reach a wider audience. I am planning a series of launch events for next year, aimed at both the academic and the local communities, so that the importance of arts and humanities to wider society is recognised."