School of GeoSciences

Contact Us

Detailed information on how to find us and who to contact.

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Prospective Students

General Enquiries 

Find Us 

School management and administration key contacts 


Prospective Students

Undergraduate enquiries and applications

Undergraduate applications or admission enquiries should be submitted via the online form.

For general enquiries or enquiries regarding programme content, please contact:

Ecological Science programmes:

Environmental Geoscience, Geology, Geophysics programmes:

Geography programmes:


Postgraduate Taught Masters enquiries and applications 

Postgraduate Taught Masters applications or admission enquiries should be submitted via the online form.

For enquiries regarding the programme content, please contact:


Postgraduate Research Enquiries

For enquiries regarding postgraduate research studies, please contact:

General Enquiries


Find Us

The School is distributed in several buildings across the King’s Buildings and Central Area campuses of the University. 

The Grant Institute, the Crew Building and the John Murray Laboratories are located at King's Buildings, the campus around two miles south of the city centre.  The Head of School and the main administrative offices are in the Grant Institute.

The Institute of Geography and the Drummond Library are in High School Yards, near Old College in the historic Old Town of Edinburgh.

Grant Institute

  • Postal and Physical Address:  The King's Buildings, James Hutton Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FE

Crew Building

Postal and Physical Address:  The King's Buildings, Alexander Crum Brown Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FF

Institute of Geography

Postal and Physical Address:  Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP


Cockburn Museum

The Cockburn Museum at King's Buildings holds an extensive collection of geological specimens and historical objects which is open to the public. 


The University provides Campus maps and  accessibility guides for the campuses and buildings.  

School Management and Administration

Role Person Phone number Email
Head of School Professor Simon Kelley +44 (0) 131 650 2537
Director of Professional Services  Joy Candlish +44 (0) 131 651 7159 

PA to Head of School and HoRIs  Carol Gourlay +44 (0) 131 651 7068
Staffing Team Leader Susie CRocker +44 (0) 131 650 7737
Senior Personal Tutor and School Curriculum Approval Officer Dr Caroline Nichol +44 (0) 131 650 7729
Director of Research  Professor Ian Main  +44 (0) 131 650 4911
Research Support Services Manager Matthew Ross +44 (0) 131 650 7541
Head of Facilities Professor Kate Heal +44 (0) 131 650 5420
Director of Undergraduate Teaching  Professor Andy Dugmore +44 (0) 131 650 2524 
Director of Postgraduate Teaching Dr Simon Shackley +44 (0) 131 650 7862
Head of Student Services  Susan Orr +44 (0) 131 650 4917
Director of PGR Dr Marc Metzger  +44 (0) 131 651 4446 
Head of Earth and Planetary Science Research Institute  Professor Bryne Ngwenya +44 (0) 131 650 8507
Head of Global Change Research Institute  Dr Rob Bingham +44 (0) 131 651 4635
Head of Geography and the Lived Environment Research Institute  Professor Iain Woodhouse +44 (0) 131 650 2527
Health and Safety Manager  John Watt

+44 (0) 131 650 4906
Physical Resources Manager 

Dr. Matthew Ball

+44 (0) 131 650 7010
Finance Manager  Richard Carr  +44 (0) 131 650 2286
Research Finance Manager  Brendan Martin +44 (0) 131 650 4843
IT Service Manager  Duncan Colhoun +44 (0) 131 650 2542
Business Development Executive Stuart Simmons +44 (0) 131 650 8516