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 2020
The IAD offices are still closed to in-person events and enquirers. IAD staff are working at home during academic year 20-21, 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 May 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
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 4083|
|Dr Aaron Allen||Academic Developer, Taught Studentsemail@example.com|
|Dr Joseph Arton||Academic Developer, L&T Enhancementfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Catherine Bovill||Senior Lecturer in Student Engagementemail@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 4516|
|Dr Hazel Christie||
Lecturer (University Learning & Teaching)
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 6669|
|Rayya Ghul||Lecturer (University Learning & Teaching)||email@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 7186|
|Lesley Kelly||Academic Developerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 6129|
|Dr Neil Lent||Lecturer (University Learning & Teaching)||email@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 7199|
|Dr Jenna Mann||Academic Developerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 4517|
Head of Academic Development for Digital Education
|email@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 4513|
|Dr Donna Murray||Head of Taught Student Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 650 5674|
CPD Programme Manager
|email@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 6661|
|Dr Jenny Scoles||Academic Developer, L&T Enhancementfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 650 4606|
Researcher Development team
|Dr Sara Shinton||Assistant Director, IAD | Head of Researcher Development email@example.com||+44 (0)131 650 7002|
|Nicola Cuthbert||Researcher Development Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 650 5395|
|Robert Fell||PhD Intern - Technician Collaboration Projectemail@example.com|
|Eleanor Hennige||Research Staff Careers Consultantfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 650 9084|
|Sarah Hodge||Project Manager - TRAIN@Ed Research Schemeemail@example.com|
|Bridget Mellifont||Community Manager – Future Leader 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 Fiona Quinlan-Pluck||Academic Developerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 6657|
|Dr Emily Woollen||Academic Developeremail@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 6657|
Operations and Projects team
|Olivia Eadie||Assistant Director, IAD | Head of Operations and Projectsfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 7143|
|Cindy Begg||Finance Officer||
|+44 (0)131 650 9590|
|Julie Daubenspeck||Administrative Officeremail@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 6662|
|Jamie Donoghue||Administrative Officer||Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 650 6510|
|Lisa Guenther||Project Co-ordinator - Future Leader Fellows Development Networkemail@example.com|
|Hope Hamilton||Administrative Officer (maternity cover)||firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 7520|
|Louise McKay||Doctoral Programme and Events Operations Manageremail@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 7189|
|Christy Macleod||Events Administratorfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 4518|
|Karsten Moerman||IT Manageremail@example.com||+44 (0)131 650 7267|
Senior Admin Officer – Business Operations
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 651 4515|
|Theodora Sakellaridou||Projects & Engagement Administratoremail@example.com||+44 (0)131 651 3598|
|Andy Street||Senior Administrative Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)131 650 4605|
|Emma Taylor||PhD Intern - Learning & Teaching Conferenceemail@example.com|
|Cheryl Thomas||Project Manager - Future Leader Fellows Development Networkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jennifer Williams||Projects & Engagement Coordinatoremail@example.com||+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