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

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
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

Nick Rowland 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
  Regional Director (Southeast Asia)


Study and Work Away Service

Isabell Majewsky Anderson Head of Study and Work Away
Signe Olander Deputy Head of Study and Work Away
Eilidh MacDonald International Programmes Manager
Ewa Dzieciol International Programmes Manager
Lesley Balharry Staff Programmes Manager
Isabel O'Hagan Work Placement Manager
John Bennett Projects Manager
Carolyn Marino Carmichael International Programmes Advisor 
Lucy Clark International Programmes Advisor
Veronica Coates International Programmes Advisor
Rachel McAra International Programmes Advisor (maternity leave)
Charlotte Naylor International Programmes Advisor 
Randall Reinhard Projects Advisor
Chelsea Ferguson Projects Advisor
Cameron McKay  Work Placement Advisor
Sarah Montgomery Work Placement Advisor
Paul Gorman Business Support Analyst
Sophie Conway Study Abroad Manager
Debs Coutts Study Abroad Manager
Becca Lloyd European Programmes Manager
Mhari McIntyre European Programmes Advisor
Adele David European Programmes Advisor (extended leave)
Callum Davis  European Programmes Advisor
Mona Montella European Programmes Advisor
Alex Ross European Programmes Advisor
Ieva Galvanauskaite Study Abroad Advisor
Matilda Cimmerbeck Study and Work Away Administrator
Angel Garmpi Study and Work Away Administrator
Caitlin Guibout Study and Work Away Administrator
Maria Martos-Blanco Study and Work Away Administrator (maternity leave)
Megan McCulloch Study and Work Away Administrator
Sigrid Persson Study and Work Away Administrator
Ella Rook Study and Work Away Administrator
Alex Vasepuru Study and Work Away Administrator
Aiste Zilyte Study and Work Away Administrator