IAD staff and contact email addresses
Contact details for our core staff, plus generic contact email addresses for a range of enquiries.
Update on getting in touch with us
The Institute for Academic Development continues to offer a mix of online and on-campus activities to staff and students. During AY22/23, we will be running an increased number of on-campus options compared to the last couple of years. Do therefore check workshop and event information carefully when booking, to be sure of the mode of delivery.
Institute for Academic Development staff are working in a hybrid manner with most staff working part-time on-campus. For enquiries it is generally best to contact staff by email in the first instance. It is generally best to visit the IAD building in person only if you have been invited in for a specific meeting or appointment.
Institute for Academic Development staff
If you are not sure who to contact, please use our generic contact email list further down the page, and select the email contact that best fits your enquiry.
|Dr Jon Turner||Director, Institute for Academic Development||J.D.Turner@ed.ac.uk||+44 (0)131 651 3585|
Learning and Teaching team
|Professor Velda McCune||
Personal Chair of University Education
Deputy Director, IAD | Head of Learning and Teaching team
|email@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 4083|
|Dr Aaron Allen||Academic Developer, Taught Studentsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Professor Catherine Bovill||
Personal Chair of Student Engagement in Higher Education
|email@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 4516|
|Dr Hazel Christie||
Head of the CPD Framework for Learning and Teaching / Senior Lecturer
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 6669|
|Dr Jackie Dohaney||Academic Developeremail@example.com|
|Callum Ferguson||Study Development Advisorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Teaching Matters and Student Engagement PhD Internemail@example.com|
|Rayya Ghul||Lecturer (University Learning & Teaching)||firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 7186|
|Lesley Kelly||Academic Developeremail@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 6129|
|Dr Neil Lent||Lecturer (University Learning & Teaching)||firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 7199|
|Dr Jenna Mann||Academic Developeremail@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 4517|
Head of Academic Development for Digital Education
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 4513|
|Dr Donna Murray||Head of Taught Student Developmentemail@example.com||+44 (0)131 650 5674|
CPD Programme Manager
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 6661|
|Dr Jenny Scoles||Academic Developer, L&T Enhancementemail@example.com||+44 (0)131 650 4606|
Researcher Development team
|Dr Sara Shinton||Assistant Director, IAD | Head of Researcher Development firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 650 7002|
|Nicola Cuthbert||Researcher Development Manageremail@example.com||+44 (0)131 650 5395|
|Eleanor Hennige||Research Staff Careers Consultantfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 650 9084|
|Bridget Mellifont||Community Manager – Future Leaders Fellows Development Networkemail@example.com|
|Dr Katie Nicoll Baines||EDI Manager – Future Leaders Fellows Development Networkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Fiona Philippi||Deputy Head of Researcher Development | Head of Doctoral Educationemail@example.com||+44 (0)131 650 9084|
|Dr Anna Pilz||Academic Developer and Trainer: Researcher Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Fiona Quinlan-Pluck||Academic Developeremail@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 6657|
|Dr Emily Woollen||Academic Developerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 6657|
Operations and Projects team
|Olivia Eadie||Assistant Director, IAD | Head of Operations and Projectsemail@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 7143|
|Amy Aukland||Learning & Teaching Conference PhD Internfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clare Barrie||Communications Officer - Future Leaders Fellows Development Networkemail@example.com|
|Julie Daubenspeck||Senior Administrative Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 6662|
|Jamie Donoghue||Senior Administrative Officer||
|+44 (0)131 650 6510|
|Lisa Guenther||Project Co-ordinator - Future Leaders Fellows Development Networkemail@example.com|
|Bel Ingham||Events Administratorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corrie Jackson-Levrier||Events Administratoremail@example.com|
|Louise McKay||Events Operations and Doctoral Programme Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 7189|
|Christy Macleod||Events Administratoremail@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 4518|
|Karsten Moerman||IT Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 650 7267|
|Carla Perera||Administrative Officeremail@example.com|
Senior Admin Officer – Business Operations
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 4515|
|Theodora Sakellaridou||Senior Admin Officer - Projects & Engagementemail@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 3598|
|Andy Street||Senior Administrative Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 650 4605|
|Cheryl Thomas||Project Manager - Future Leaders Fellows Development Networkemail@example.com|
Contact email addresses for specific enquiries
These in-boxes are checked by various IAD staff.
|Nature of enquiry||Email inbox (monitored by IAD staff)|
IAD workshops and resources for undergraduate students and taught postgraduates. (Not 1-1 study skills advice).
IAD 1-1 study skills advice appointments only. (For undergraduate and taught postgraduate students.)
IAD workshops, events and resources for postgraduate research students, including GRADSchool and 3 Minute Thesis competition.
IAD workshops and resources for academic research staff and Principal Investigators, including the Get Connected Welcome Event for new academics.
IAD workshops, resources and network for postgraduate research supervisors, including our Supervisor Briefing sessions.
IAD workshops and resources for tutors and demonstrators, including the Introduction to Academic Practice (IntroAP).
IAD workshops, events, staff networks, resources and online guidance for staff in learning and teaching roles. Includes enquiries about the Principal's Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS).
Continuing Professional Development Framework for Learning and Teaching, routes to gaining HEA Fellowship, and the Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA).
The Postgradute Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP), including from prospective and on-programme students.
How the IAD supports staff teaching in online learning contexts.
About the IAD Action Fund, and also about IAD funding in general (i.e. what schemes are available / what they can fund.)
Enquiries about the University’s Learning and Teaching Conference