Edinburgh Global

About us

Edinburgh Global leads the University’s international strategy and provides key services to staff and students on a range of global-themed activities.

Senior management

Alan Mackay

Deputy Vice-Principal International and Director

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  • Alan is responsible for the leadership and management of the University’s International operation and supporting the implementation of the international strategy.

Professor James Smith

Vice-Principal International

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  • James Smith is Professor of African and Development Studies. As Vice-Principal International he is responsible for shaping and implementing the University’s Internationalisation Strategy.

Chris Yeomans

Director, Global Engagement

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  • Chris has senior management responsibility for the global partnerships, community and regions portfolios including services, projects and activities across these areas. Chris works closely with the Vice-Principal International and College International Deans in support of the University’s international ambition, and provides senior support to the Director, Edinburgh Global in the overall management and operation of Edinburgh Global.

International Deans

A team of International Deans and leaders whose responsibilities are linked to regional, academic or strategic themes, support the Vice-Principal International and Deputy Vice-Principal.

Tom Bruce International Dean (Students) for Science and Engineering
Frank Cogliano International Dean – North America
Chad Damro International Dean – Europe
Soledad Garcia-Ferrari International Dean – Latin America
Pankaj Pankaj International Dean – South Asia
Rebecca Reynolds International Dean – Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Neil Robertson International Dean (Partnerships) for Science & Engineering
Mona Siddiqui International Dean – Middle East
David Weller                                 International Dean – Southeast Asia and Australasia

Global Business Unit

Kerry Wilson                                                   Head of Business Unit

Julia Hermiston

Assistant Head of Business Unit

Vicky Duckworth PA to DVP International and Director Edinburgh Global, PA to VP International

Jenny Riley

Global Projects Coordinator
Sophie Moteau Global Projects Coordinator

Avril Spray

Senior Administrator

Olga Krets


Fiona Paterson

Kasia Boissiere Administrator

Communications and IT team

Kirsty Gillies

Head of Communications & IT
Lorna Bruce Assistant Head – Communications
Ian MacDougall Assistant Head – IT
Michael Maclennan IT Support Officer
Ayshalini Rajahsuresh IT Support Assistant
Dami Falola IT Support Assistant (Mastercard Foundation)
Fiona Murray Digital Communications Officer
Trisha Wakeford Internal Communications Officer (Una Europa)
Nic Cameron Senior Communications Assistant

Global Partnerships and Community team

Derek MacLeod                                  Head of Global Partnerships and Community
Sarah Hoey Assistant Head of Global Community, Immigration Legal Advisor
Vivian MacDonald Global Community and Staff Immigration Advisor
Michelle Beagan Senior Partnerships Advisor
Tessa Bell Senior Partnerships Advisor
Jake Broadhurst Senior Partnerships Advisor

Alessandra Eleuteri

Global Partnerships and Community Coordinator

Ameena Almeer At Risk Scholar Liaison
Chioma Dibia At Risk Scholar Liaison


Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program team

Charlie Bevan                  Program Director
Sharon Boateng Program Manager
Pete Kingsley Student Development Coordinator
Inga Ackermann Online Learning and Leadership Coordinator
Karen Pinto-Csaszar Administrative Assistant 

Regional Directors and support staff

Vacant position Regional Director (Africa)
Grace Guan Regional Director (East Asia)
Helen McMillan Regional Director (Europe)
Alan Kennedy Partnership Manager
Scott McQuarrie Regional Director (North America)
Athulya Aravind Regional Director (South Asia)
Bhagyashri Ringe Office Manager
Vacant position Regional Director (Southeast Asia)

Study and Work Away Service

Isabell Majewsky Anderson Head of Service
Signe Olander Deputy Head of Service
Lesley Balharry Staff Programmes Manager
Becca Lloyd European Programmes Manager
Adele David European Programmes Advisor (extended leave)
Mhari McIntyre European Programmes Advisor
Callum Davis  European Programmes Advisor
Mona Montella European Programmes Advisor
Maria Martos-Blanco European Programmes Administrator
Sigrid Persson European Programmes Administrator
Eilidh MacDonald International Programmes Manager
Ewa Dzieciol International Programmes Manager
Rachel McAra International Programmes Advisor (on maternity)
Veronica Coates International Programmes Advisor
Carolyn Marino Carmichael International Programmes Advisor
Lucy Clark International Programmes Advisor
Charly Naylor International Programmes Advisor
Megan McCulloch International Programmes Administrator
Vacancy International Programmes Administrator
Isabel O'Hagan Placements Manager
Sarah Montgomery Placements Advisor
Cameron McKay  Placements Advisor
Alex Ross Placements Advisor
Alex Vasepuru Placements Administrator
John Bennett Projects Manager
Chelsea Ferguson Projects Advisor
Randall Reinhard Projects Advisor
Eve Porter Projects Administrator
Sophie Conway Study Abroad Manager
Debs Coutts Study Abroad Manager
Aiste Zilyte Study Abroad Advisor
Sofia Athanasopoulou Study Abroad Administrator
Helena Kamrlova Study Abroad Administrator
Paul Gorman Business Support Analyst