School of Health in Social Science

Staff profiles

The following list provides information about and contact details for our teaching and non-teaching staff.

Head of School

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Email
Matthias Schwannauer Head of School and Professor of Clinical Psychology

Director of Professional Services

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Email
Emily Gribbin Director of Professional Services

Professional Services

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Email
Tim Abbot Programme Administrator - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Ahsan Ali Finance Assistant
Luisa Allan Resources Manager
Jason Andreas Student Support Officer - Health in Social Science
Louise Carracher Student Support Officer/Postgraduate Research Admissions Secretary
Jake Charlton Technology Support Assistant
Adam Conlin Clinical Tutor Administrator
Anna Conroy Student Experience and Quality Officer
Kate Coxon School Secretary (
Nicole Develing-Bogdan Exams and Assessment Officer
Nasseem Fazel-Hamedani Student and Academic Services Manager
Claire Friend Research Support Administrator
Kirsty Gardner Learning Technologist
Paul Gordon Technician
Alison Grahamslaw Postgraduate Research Officer
Carol Hamilton Project Coordinator (FAAST)
Joanne Hendry Centre Administrator, Centre for Psychological Therapies
Ms Lynette Hothi HR Officer -OR-
Bianka Korodi Resources Administrator (HR) OR
Sergio Mori Sierra Student Support Officer
David Morris Programme Administrator
Bryan Muldoon Finance Officer for School of Health in Social Science & Divinity
Clara Shaw Teaching Support Secretary
Gillian Stewart Postgraduate Administrator
Morven Sutherland Undergraduate Administrative Secretary
Chris Swift Learning and Information Technology Manager
Rebecca Todd Research & Knowledge Exchange Administrator

Clinical Psychology

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Email
Dr. Timothy Bird Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Ruth Harriet Brown Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Clara Calia School Deputy Director of Research Ethics & Integrity. Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Laura Cariola Lecturer in Applied Psychology (ODLP), Programme Director MSc Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches (Online Learning)
Dr Hope Christie Teaching Fellow in Clinical Psychology
Sofia De La Fuente Garcia Teaching Fellow in Clinical Psychology
Simona Di Folco Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology
Fiona Duffy Lecturer
Anne Finucane Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow
Dr Zsofia Garai-Takacs Lecturer in Applied Psychology
Dr Maria Gardani Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Dr Jim Geekie Clinical Tutor
David Gillanders Head of Clinical Psychology
Dr Karri Gillespie-Smith Lecturer in Applied Psychology
Lisa-Christine Girard Lecturer
Dr. Karen Goodall Senior Lecturer; Director of Postgraduate Research
Dr. Helen Griffiths Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Azucena Guzman Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Dr. Jessica Hafetz Mirman Lecturer in Applied Psychology and Public Health, Programme Director - Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) MSc
Dr Rachel Happer Senior Clinical Fellow & Director of the University of Edinburgh Centre for Psychological Therapies
Dr Mark Hoelterhoff Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Dr Susannah C. Johnston Teaching Fellow and Laboratory Demonstrator
Dr Jamie Kennedy-Turner Career Development Fellow
Dr Monja Knoll Senior Teaching Fellow
Dr Melina Nicole Kyranides Career Development Fellow
Angus Macbeth Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Laura Maclean Research Assistant
Dr Charles Marley Programme Director - MSc Mental Health in Children and Young People; Academic Programme Coordinator - MSc Clinical Education
Stewart McDougall Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Neil Millar Clinical Practice Director
Paul Morris (Paul Graham Morris) Lecturer in Health Psychology
Emily Newman Lecturer in Psychology
Dr. Suzanne O'Rourke Senior Lecturer in Forensic Clinical Psychology Suzanne.O'
Ingrid Obsuth Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Richard Payne Clinical Tutor
Ethel Quayle Personal Chair of Forensic Clinical Psychology
Dr Ewelina Rydzewska Lecturer in Health Futures
Dr Vilas Sawrikar Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Helen Sharpe Senior Lecturer, Research Lead for Clinical and Health Psychology
Emily Taylor Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology
Liesbeth Tip Research Assistant
Professor Joanne Williams Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology

Nursing Studies

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Email
Dr Lissette Aviles Reinoso
Dr Martina Balaam Lead Professionalism and Wellbeing in Undergraduate Medicine, Lecturer in Medical Education and Lecturer in Nursing Studies
Dr. Colin Chandler Lecturer
Dr Catherine Clarissa (Clarissa) Lecturer in Nursing (Life Sciences)
Lorraine Close Clinical Skills Facilitator
Dr. Fiona Cuthill SENIOR LECTURER (FTE) IN NURSING STUDIES (Public Health/Community Nursing
Dr Larry Doi Lecturer (Applied Public Health); Postgraduate Research Director (Nursing Studies)
Professor Tonks Fawcett Professor of Student Learning (Nurse Education)
Dr Steph Grohmann Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Dr Elaine Haycock-Stuart Senior Lecturer & Director Postgraduate Research, Principal Fellow Higher Education Academy PFHEA, Honorary Health Visiting Consultant
Professor Aisha Holloway Professor of Nursing Studies and Co-Director of Edinburgh Global Nursing Initiative
Ruth Jepson Professor of Public Health in Social Science; Director of Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP)
Dr Michelle King-Okoye
Jillian Manner Research Fellow at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP)
Kathleen Morrison Research Associate
Glenna Nightingale Chancellor's Research Fellow
Jan Pringle Research Fellow (Systematic reviewing expertise)
Dr Sarah J. Rhynas Lecturer, UG Programme Director
Divya Sivaramakrishnan Chancellor's Fellow
Pam Smith Professorial Fellow
Dr Rosie Stenhouse Head of Nursing Studies; Senior Lecturer; Associate Director Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry
Jennifer Tocher Senior Lecturer, Nursing Studies
Dr Julie Watson Lecturer Nursing Studies

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Email
Dr E Joanna Alexjuk Lecturer - Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Science
Lindy Barbour Teaching Fellow
Liz Bondi Professor
Dr Sally Brown Senior Lecturer
Mary Catherine Burgess Honorary Fellow
Dr Amy Chandler Senior Lecturer/Chancellor's Fellow
Marisa De Andrade Lecturer and Programme Director
Dr Nini Fang Lecturer
Dr Lorena Georgiadou Lecturer, Programme Director for MSc Counselling Studies
Bob Goupillot Senior Teaching Fellow
Sarah Keyes Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Hazel Marzetti Research Associate
Dr Fiona Murray Lecturer
Seamus Prior Senior Lecturer, Counselling and Psychotherapy
Anna Ross Senior Teaching Fellow
J. Karen Serra U. Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Marion Smith Lectureship in Health and Society
Dr Susan Stephen Senior Teaching Fellow - Counselling, Psychotherapy & Applied Social Sciences
Dr Katey Warran ECRED Research Fellow
Professor Heather Wilkinson Director of E-CRED
Alette Willis Chancellor's Fellow -- Senior Lecturer
Jonathan Wyatt Professor of Qualitative Inquiry and Director of the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry