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Staff spotlight

A look inside the University to catch up with members of staff you might remember and current innovators in teaching, research and student life.

Attracting talented students from North America

Sara Normand Cavalieri
Based in San Diego, Sara Normand Cavalieri's role ensures the University can recruit the best students from the west coast of North America.

Dedicated to staff and students

Hazel Christie
Dr Hazel Christie graduated from the University with a Masters in Geography, and now works to ensure students and staff get the most from teaching.

Enhancing the student-staff relationship

Cathy Bovill
Dr Cathy Bovill is an Edinburgh alumna who now works to improve the student experience through teaching.

Curating the history of Anatomy

Malcolm MacCallum
Alumnus Malcolm MacCallum's role at the University involves working with the history of the University's study of Anatomy, and the hundreds of strange and marvellous objects that go with it.

Empowering learners with computers

Eli Appleby-Donald
A sheer love of computers and a passion for teaching others has led Eli Appleby-Donald to a career as a learning technologist at the University.

A champion of online learning

Lauren Johnston Smith at Open Day
Lauren Johnston-Smith is behind marketing projects that support the growth of online learning at the University.

Continuing a fine legacy in chemistry

Jennifer Garden and Amanda Jarvis
We spoke with Dr Jennifer Garden and Dr Amanda Jarvis, joint holders of the School of Chemistry's Christina Miller Fellowship, about their career paths and current research interests.

Championing biodiversity and sustainability

Elizabeth Vander Meer
Dr Elizabeth Vander Meer's role in the department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability has seen her implement the University's climate change strategy while developing student projects with a focus on the environment and biodiversity on campus.

Shaping future African changemakers

Euan Fergusson
Alumnus Euan Fergusson manages the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University. He oversees recruitment of talented African scholars, plans summer schools, and reports on the program's seven-figure budget.

Supporting European engagement

Helen McMillan
Helen McMillan, the University of Edinburgh’s Regional Director for Europe talks to us about her interest in student mobility and how Brexit keeps her busy!

Step into the spotlight

Are you a current member of staff? Are you interested in sharing memories, research or teaching with our alumni community? Contact for more information or complete the short interview form below and return it to us at the same address.