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 - from September 2021
The IAD offices are still closed to in-person events and enquirers. IAD staff are mostly working at home during the start of academic year 21-22, and will continue to offer and run a full range of digital-based events, support and information. Please contact us by email in the first instance. Office phones will not be answered at this time.
Please do not visit the IAD building in person.
Update Sep 21: The IAD will continue to run most of our events and workshops online as we move into the new academic year. Online events have been popular with staff and students, more convenient and easier to fit in with other constraints and time demands. We will also begin to run events on campus as soon as it is safe to do so and when room capacity is available. Looking to the future we will offer a mix of online and on-campus opportunities to staff and students.
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|
|Dr Joseph Arton||Academic Developer, L&T Enhancementemail@example.com|
|Dr Catherine Bovill||Senior Lecturer in Student Engagementfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 4516|
|Dr Hazel Christie||
Lecturer (University Learning & Teaching)
|email@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 6669|
|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|
|Robert Fell||PhD Intern - Technician Collaboration Projectfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eleanor Hennige||Research Staff Careers Consultantemail@example.com||+44 (0)131 650 9084|
|Sarah Hodge||Project Manager - TRAIN@Ed Research Schemefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bridget Mellifont||Community Manager – Future Leader Fellows Development Networkemail@example.com|
|Dr Fiona Philippi||Deputy Head of Researcher Development | Head of Doctoral Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 650 9084|
|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|
|Cindy Begg||Finance Officer||
|+44 (0)131 650 9590|
|Julie Daubenspeck||Administrative Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 6662|
|Jamie Donoghue||Administrative Officer||Jamie.email@example.com||+44 (0)131 650 6510|
|Lisa Guenther||Project Co-ordinator - Future Leader Fellows Development Networkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hope Hamilton||Administrative Officer (maternity cover)||email@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 7520|
|Louise McKay||Doctoral Programme and Events Operations 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|
Senior Admin Officer – Business Operations
|email@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 4515|
|Theodora Sakellaridou||Projects & Engagement Administratorfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 3598|
|Andy Street||Senior Administrative Officeremail@example.com||+44 (0)131 650 4605|
|Emma Taylor||PhD Intern - Learning & Teaching Conferencefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cheryl Thomas||Project Manager - Future Leader Fellows Development Networkemail@example.com|
|Jennifer Williams||Projects & Engagement Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 7147|
Contact email addresses for specific enquiries
These in-boxes are checked by various IAD staff.
|Nature of enquiry||Email inbox (manned 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 Festival of Creative Learning|
Enquiries about the University’s Learning and Teaching Conference