Information Services

Meet our tutors

Information about our tutors from across the Information Services Group who help to deliver software training as part of our Digital Skills Programme.

In order to deliver as comprehensive a Digital Skills Programme as possible there are many colleagues from across the Information Services Group who help in developing the digital skills of our staff and students. Below you will find a list of all of our tutors and the courses they deliver. If you would like more information or would like to contact a tutor please email us at is.skills@ed.ac.uk. 

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Anne Donnelly - Library Academic Support

Annie is an Academic Support Librarian working within the Library Academic Support team, she teaches on the following courses: 

  • Finding Theses
  • Academic Librarian Bitesize Library sessions

Andy Garman - Enterprise Services, IT Infrastructure 

Andy works in the Unix Platforms team, part of Enterprise Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Unix 3: Shell Programming

Andrew Hobden - Applications Directorate

Andrew is a member of the Applications Service Group for ISG and MVM, part of the Applications Directorate. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Programming in Perl

Andrew Kirk - Digital Skills and Training 

Andrew is a member of the Digital Skills and Training Team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. He teaches on the following courses:

  • Digital Skills for Students Workshop
  • Getting started with Wikipedia - Editing using the new Visual Editor interface
  • Information, Data and Media Literacy Workshop
  • Introduction to Reference Managers
  • Introduction to VRS (Visitor Registration System)
  • Learn and Teach with Lynda.com
  • Making the Most of IT
  • Managing Bibliographies with EndNote
  • MediaHopper Create: Introduction
  • Producing a Dissertation in Word
  • Producing a Thesis in Word
  • Self-paced Learning (using Lynda.com, workbooks or other online materials)
  • Subtitling for Media Creators
  • Word: Beyond the Basics

Andrew McFarlane - Applications Directorate 

Andrew is a member of the Enterprise Data Services team, part of the Applications Directorate. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • SAP BusinessObjects: Advanced

Andy Todd - Digital Skills and Training

Andy is a member of the Digital Skills and Training Team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Adobe Spark - Create Social Graphics, Web Pages and Videos in Minutes
  • An Introduction to Microsoft Office 365
  • Learn and Teach with Lynda.com
  • Making the Most of IT
  • Media Hopper Create: Introduction
  • Prezi Next: Introduction
  • Producing a Dissertation in Word
  • Producing a Thesis in Word
  • Recording and publishing lectures using Media Hopper Replay
  • Self-paced Learning (using Lynda.com, workbooks or other online materials)
  • Word: Beyond the Basics

Angela Nicholson - Library Academic Support

Angela is an Academic Support Librarian working within the Library Academic Support team, she teaches on the following courses: 

  • Academic Librarian Bitesize Library sessions
  • Managing Bibliographies with EndNote
  • NVivo: Beyond the Basics - Queries

Angus Rae - User Services

Angus is a member of the IT Consultancy team, part of User Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Unix 1: Introduction
  • Unix 2: Intermediate
  • Unix 3: Shell Programming

Bob Sanders - Library Research Support

Bob is a member of the Research Data Support team, part of Library Research Support. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Good Practice in Research Data Management
  • Handling Data using SPSS

Caroline Stirling - Library Academic Support

Caroline is an Academic Support Librarian working within the Library Academic Support team, she teaches on the following courses: 

  • Academic Librarian Bitesize Library sessions

Catherine Koppe - Digital Skills and Training

Catherine is a member of the Digital Skills and Training Team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. She teaches on the following courses: 

  • Introduction to Collaborate Ultra
  • Making the Most of IT
  • Managing Bibliographies with EndNote
  • Producing a Dissertation in Word
  • Producing a Thesis in Word
  • SAP BusinessObjects: Getting Started
  • SAP BusinessObjects: Advanced
  • Self-paced Learning (using Lynda.com, workbooks or other online materials)
  • Using EndNote Online to Manage your References
  • Word: Beyond the Basics

Charlie (Stephanie) Farley - Educational Design and Engagement

Charlie is a member of the Educational Design and Engagement team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. She teaches on the following courses: 

  • 23 Things
  • Copyright and Licensing
  • Gif It Up - Introduction to Gif making
  • Gif It Up - Advance your Gif making skills
  • Will it Bite Me? Media, Licensing, and online teaching environments

Christina Hussell - Digital Skills and Training

Christina is a member of the Digital Skills and Training Team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. She teaches on the following courses: 

  • Excel 2016: Intermediate
  • Getting started with Wikipedia - Editing using the new Visual Editor interface
  • Introduction to Wikis
  • Making the Most of IT
  • Making the Most of your Wiki
  • Photoshop CC Introduction
  • Self-paced Learning (using Lynda.com, workbooks or other online materials)

Christine Love-Rodgers - Library Academic Support

Christine is an Academic Support Librarian working within the Library Academic Support team, she teaches on the following courses: 

  • Academic Librarian Bitesize Library sessions

Constantinos Eleftheriou - Enterprise Services, IT Infrastructure 

Constantinos is a member of the Unix Platforms team, part of Enterprise Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Unix 3: Shell Programming

Crystal Webster - User Services

Crystal is a member of the User Support team, part of User Services. She teaches on the following courses: 

  • Excel 2016: Intermediate
  • Managing Bibliographies with EndNote

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David Creighton-Offord - Information Security

David is a member of the Information Security team. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Information Security: Phishing, Scams and Social Engineering
  • Information Security: The Internet Survival Guide

Donna Watson - Library Academic Support

Donna is an Academic Support Librarian working within the Library Academic Support team, she teaches on the following courses: 

  • Academic Librarian Bitesize Library sessions

Duncan MacGruer - Website and Communications

Duncan is a member of the Website and Communications team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • EdWeb
  • Google Analytics

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Ewan McAndrew - Digital Learning, Applications and Media

Ewan McAndrew is the University's 'Wikimedian in Residence' and a member of the Digital Learning, Applications and Media team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. He teaches on the following courses:  

  • Introduction to Wikipedia's sister project: Wikisource - the Free Digital Library
  • Introduction to Open Data with Wikidata and Histropedia - the timeline of everything
  • Sharing Knowledge Between Languages: the Wikipedia Translate-a-thon
  • Sharing research to Wikipedia and Wikidata - disseminating knowledge and improving impact
  • Teaching with Wikipedia: What do I need to know first? 
  • Train the Trainer event - Learn how to run Wikipedia training for inside/outside the curriculum
  • Wikipedia Women in Red - Learn how to edit and help create biographies of notable women

Fiona Brown - Library Academic Support

Fiona is an Academic Support Librarian working within the Library Academic Support team, she teaches on the following courses: 

  • Academic Librarian Bitesize Library sessions

Fran Baseby - Special Collections

Fran is head of User Services for Special Collections at the University Library, she teaches on the following courses: 

  • Introduction to the Centre for Research Collections (Library Bitesize sessions)

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Garry Scobie - Information Security

Garry is a member of the Information Security team. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Information Security: Mobile Security
  • Information Security: Ransomware
  • Information Security: Why is Information Security important to me and you? 

Gavin Gray - IT Infrastructure

Gavin is a member of the Unix Services team, part of Enterprise Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Unix 3: Shell Programming

Ian Holmes - EDINA

Ian is a member of the Services and User Engagement team in EDINA. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Introduction to Visualising Data in ArcGIS
  • Introduction to Visualising Data in QGIS
  • Using EDINA Digimap

Ian Stuart - EDINA

Ian is a member of the Operations team in EDINA. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Programming in Perl

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James Jarvis - IT Consultancy, User Services

James is a member of the IT Consultancy team, part of User Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • LaTeX for Beginners
  • Unix 1: Introduction
  • Unix 2: Intermediate

Jennifer Daub - Library Research Support

Jennifer is a member of the Research Data Support team, part of Library Research Support. She teaches on the following courses: 

  • Data Cleaning with OpenRefine
  • Handling Data using SPSS

Jenny Lauder - Library Academic Support

Jenny is an Academic Support Librarian working within the Library Academic Support team, she teaches on the following courses: 

  • Academic Librarian Bitesize Library sessions

John Wilson - Website and Communications

John is a member of the Website and Communications team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • EdWeb
  • Google Analytics

Kelly Hall - Educational Design and Engagement

Kelly is a member of the Educational Design and Engagement team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. She teaches on the following courses:  

  • Introduction to Collaborate Ultra
  • Introduction to Learn
  • Introduction to Grade Centre and Assessments in Learn
  • Managing Course Copy and Migration in Learn

Kerry Miller - Library Research Support

Kerry is a member of the Research Data Support team, part of Library Research Support. She teaches on the following courses: 

  • Creating a Data Management Plan for your Grant Application
  • Good Practice in Research Data Management
  • Managing Your Research Data
  • Working with Personal and Sensitive Data

Lesley Scarles - User Services

Lesley is a member of the IT Services team, part of User Services. She teaches on the following courses: 

  • Adobe Workshop: Illustrator
  • Adobe Workshop: InDesign
  • Adobe Workshop: Photoshop

Liam Duffy - Digital Learning, Applications and Media

Liam is a member of the Digital Learning, Applications and Media team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • DIY Filmschool

Lorna Campbell - Educational Design and Engagment

Lorna is a member of the Educational Design and Engagement team (Open Educational Resources Services), part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. She teaches on the following courses: 

  • Academic Blogging: Blogging to build your professional profile

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Marc Jennings - Digital Learning, Applications and Media

Marc is a member of the Digital Learning, Applications and Media team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • DIY Filmschool

Marcello Crolla - Educational Design and Engagement

Marcello is a member of the Educational Design and Engagement team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. He teaches on the following courses:  

  • Introduction to Learn
  • Introduction to Grade Centre and Assessments in Learn

Mark Cairney - IT Infrastructure

Mark is a member of the Unix Services team, part of Enterprise Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Unix 2: Intermediate
  • Unix 3: Shell Programming

Marshall Dozier - Library Academic Support

Marshall is an Academic Support Librarian working within the Library Academic Support team, she teaches on the following courses: 

  • Introduction to NVivo
  • NVivo: Beyond the Basics - Queries

Martin Donnelly - Library Research Support

Martin is a member of the Research Data Support team, part of Library Research Support. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Managing your Research Data
  • Working with Personal and Sensitive Data

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Pauline Ward - Library Research Support

Pauline is a member of the Research Data Support team, part of Library Research Support. She teaches on the following courses:

  • Creating a Data Management Plan for your Grant Application
  • Good Practice in Research Data Management
  • Managing Your Research Data

Paul Smyth - Educational Design and Engagement

Paul is a member of the Educational Design and Engagement team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. He teaches on the following courses:  

  • Introduction to Learn
  • Introduction to Grade Centre and Assessments in Learn

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Robert Chmielewski - Educational Design and Engagement

Robert is a member of the Educational Design and Engagement team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. He teaching on the following courses: 

  • Online Assessment and Feedback using Turnitin and GradeMark

Robin Rice - Library Research Support

Robin is head of the Research Data Support team, part of Library Research Support. She teaches on the following courses:

  • Working with Personal and Sensitive Data

Rowena Stewart - Library Academic Support

Rowena is an Academic Support Librarian working within the Library Academic Support team, she teaches on the following courses: 

  • Academic Librarian Bitesize Library sessions
  • Study Resources for Literature Reviews

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Shenxiao Tong - Library Academic Support

Shenxiao is an Academic Support Librarian working within the Library Academic Support team, he teaches on the following courses: 

  • Academic Librarian Bitesize Library sessions

Stephen Donnelly - Digital Learning, Applications and Media

Stephen is a member of the Digital Learning, Applications and Media team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • DIY Filmschool

Tanya Houston - User Services

Tanya is a member of the User Support team, part of User Services. She teaches on the following courses: 

  • Introduction to VRS (Visitor Registration System)

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Wesley Kerr - Educational Design and Engagement

Wesley is a member of the Educational Design and Engagement team, part of Learning, Teaching and Web Services. He teaches on the following courses: 

  • Introduction to Top Hat electronic voting system