Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Dr Fiona Philippi

Dr Fiona Philippi, Head of Researcher Development

Dr Fiona Philippi

Head of Researcher Development | Assistant Director, IAD

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Role in the IAD

My role is to lead the team which provides our extensive provision for researchers at all levels of their careers.  This includes our programmes of workshops, resources and support for research staff, PIs, postgraduate researchers and research supervisors. I am the senior manager champion for the Concordat for the Career Development of Researchers and oversee our institutional reporting for progress against our Concordat action plan

I sit on the University Research Strategy Group and the Management group for the Doctoral College and work closely with a range of colleagues to develop training and development opportunities for researchers and enhance research cultures and environments. In IAD, I am a member of the Planning Group. Externally, I am a member of several Scottish and UK groups for researcher developers.

Professional interests

I have a particular interest in doctoral education and support for supervision and have presented on this work in several conferences. I have also facilitated various workshops internationally and participated as part of an expert panel to review a research services unit. I contribute to the Postgraduate Ceriticate in Academic Practice (PgCAP) and have mentored participants on the Edinburgh Teaching Award.

Selected Publications

For a list of our publications, please visit the IAD website:

Researcher Development team publications and outputs