Edinburgh Global

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Edinburgh Global leads the University’s international strategy. Learn more about our teams.

Senior management

Alan Mackay

Deputy Vice-Principal International and Director

  • Edinburgh Global

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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

  • Edinburgh Global

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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
Avril Spray Senior Administrator
Jenny Riley Senior Administrator
Olga Krets Administrator
Fiona Paterson Administrator
Kasia Boissiere Administrator

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Communications and IT 

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
Samantha Allan Digital Communications Officer
Trisha Wakeford Internal Communications Officer (Una Europa)
Nic Cameron Senior Communications Assistant

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Partnerships and Community 

Derek MacLeod Head of Global Partnerships and Community
Sarah Hoey Deputy Head of Global Community, Immigration Legal Advisor
Vivian MacDonald Global Community and Staff Immigration Advisor
Michelle Beagan Senior Partnerships Advisor
Jake Broadhurst Senior Partnerships Advisor
Ameena Almeer At Risk Scholar Liaison
Chioma Dibia At Risk Scholar Liaison

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Mastercard Foundation Program Team 

Charlie Bevan Program Director
Sharon Boateng Program Manager
Pete Kingsley Student Development Coordinator
Inga Ackermann Online Learning and Leadership Coordinator
Christina Rizou Administrative Assistant (on maternity leave)
Karen Pinto-Csaszar Administrative Assistant (maternity cover)

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Nick Rowland Regional Director (Africa)
Grace Guan Regional Director (East Asia)
Zhao Wu Executive Assistant (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
Audrey Kon Regional Director (South Asia)

 Study and Work Away

Isabell Majewsky Anderson Head of Study and Work Away
Signe Olander Deputy Head of Study and Work Away
Eilidh MacDonald International Programmes Manager
Lesley Balharry Staff Programmes Manager
Isabel O'Hagan Work Placement Manager
John Bennett Projects Manager
Veronica Coates International Programmes Advisor 
Ewa Dzieciol International Programmes Advisor
Rachel McAra International Programmes Advisor (maternity leave)
Carolyn Marino Carmichael International Programmes Advisor
Randall Reinhard Projects Advisor
Chelsea Ferguson Projects Advisor
Sarah Montgomery Work Placement Advisor
Charlotte Naylor Events Coordinator
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
Anita Petriello European Programmes Advisor
Cameron McKay Placement Advisor
Ieva Galvanaukaite Study Abroad Advisor
Mona Montella Study Abroad Advisor
Heather McComb Communications Manager
Alex Vasepuru Study and Work Away Administrator
Maria Jesus Martos Blanco Study and Work Away Administrator (on maternity leave)
Lucy Clark Study and Work Away Administrator
Katarzyna Sambora Study and Work Away Administrator
Angel Garmpi Study and Work Away Administrator
Ella Rook Study and Work Away Administrator
Matilda Cimmerbeck Study and Work Away Administrator
Aiste Zilyte Study and Work Away Administrator