IAD staff and contact email addresses
Contact details for our core staff, plus generic contact email addresses for a range of enquiries.
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. Do 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, appointment or to attend a workshop in our building you have pre-booked to attend.
Contact us through an online sign language interpreter
British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact the University of Edinburgh via Contact Scotland BSL, the online British Sign Language video relay interpreting service.
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.
|Prof Catherine Bovill||
Co-Director, Institute for Academic Development / Personal Chair of Student Engagement in Higher Education
|Olivia Eadie||Co-Director, Institute for Academic Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Dr Jon Turner is on a 2-year internal secondment.
Please now contact Catherine Bovill & Olivia Eadie for IAD Director matters on the IAD.Director@ed.ac.uk email address
|Curriculum Transformation Project Lead||J.D.Turner@ed.ac.uk|
Learning and Teaching team
|Professor Velda McCune||
Personal Chair of University Education
Deputy Director, IAD | Head of Learning and Teaching team
|Dr Aaron Allen||Academic Developer, Taught Studentsemail@example.com|
|Dr Hazel Christie||
Head of the CPD Framework for Learning and Teaching / Senior Lecturer
|Dr Jackie Dohaney||Academic Developerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Callum Ferguson||Study Development Advisoremail@example.com|
|Teaching Matters and Student Engagement PhD Internfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rayya Ghul||Lecturer (University Learning and Teaching)||email@example.com|
|Sylvia Joshua Western||Teaching Matters blog and podcast PhD Internfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lesley Kelly||Academic Developeremail@example.com|
|Dr Neil Lent||Lecturer (University Learning and Teaching)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Jenna Mann||Academic Developeremail@example.com|
Head of Academic Development for Digital Education
|Dr Donna Murray||Head of Taught Student Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
CPD Programme Manager
|Dr Jenny Scoles||Academic Developer, Learning and Teaching Enhancementemail@example.com|
|Clair Sweeney||Academic Developerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Victoria Tait||Academic Developeremail@example.com|
Researcher Development team
|Dr Fiona Philippi||Assistant Director, IAD | Head of Researcher Development team|
|Nicola Cuthbert||Researcher Development Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Darcey Gillie||Research Staff Careers Consultantemail@example.com|
|Eleanor Hennige||Research Staff Careers Consultantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Anna Pilz||Academic Developer and Trainer: Researcher Developmentemail@example.com|
|Dr Emily Woollen||Academic Developer: Researcher Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Future Leader Fellows Development Network|
|Dr Sara Shinton||Director, Future Leader Fellows Development Networkemail@example.com|
|Bridget Mellifont||Community Manager – Future Leader Fellows Development Networkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Katie Nicoll Baines||EDI Manager – Future Leaders Fellows Development Networkemail@example.com|
Operations and Projects team
|Clare Barrie||Communications Officer - Future Leaders Fellows Development Networkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sam Canning||Senior Administrative Officeremail@example.com|
|Julie Daubenspeck||Senior Administrative Officer|
|Sonia Hadj Said||Senior Administrative Officer CPD and Finance||
|Lisa Guenther||Project Co-ordinator - Future Leaders Fellows Development Networkfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corrie Jackson-Levrier||Administrative Officeremail@example.com|
|Adean Lutton||Personal Assistant / Project Support Officer (Future Leaders Fellows Development Network)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Louise McKay||Events Operations and Doctoral Programme Manageremail@example.com|
|Christy Macleod||Events Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karsten Moerman||IT Manageremail@example.com|
|Carla Perera||Administrative Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Senior Admin Officer – Business Operations
|email@example.com +44 (0)131 651 4515|
|Dr Tracey Rosenberg||Senior Admin Officer - Projects & Engagement [this is the same person listed as 'Manual Notetaker / Support Assistant DLSS' in the global email directory]||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Theodora Sakellaridou||Senior Admin Officer - Projects & Engagement [on leave during 2023]||email@example.com|
|Andy Street||On secondment to Registry Services, summer 23 - summer firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cheryl Thomas||Deputy Head Operations and Projectsemail@example.com|
|Campus phone number to reach the events admin team rota desk - Tel +44 (0)131 651 6662|
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 the 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 careers support for research staff (including career development consultations)||ResearchStaff.Careers@ed.ac.uk|
IAD workshops, resources and network for postgraduate research supervisors, including our Supervisor Briefing sessions.
IAD workshops and resources for tutors and demonstrators
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.
|The Introduction to Academic Practice course, including from prospective and on-programme participants.||iad.introAP@ed.ac.uk|
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