The Principal's Office

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Contact details for the Principal and his support staff. If you wish to contact the Principal, please email


Professor Sir Peter Mathieson (MBBS(Hons)(London), PhD(Cambridge), FRCP(London), FRCPE, FMedSci, FRSE, FRSA)

Principal and Vice-Chancellor

  • Principal's Office

Contact details

N.B. emails sent to are read by Principal's Office staff.

The Principal's Office postal address

  • The University of Edinburgh



Old College
South Bridge

Post Code

Post will be collected at least twice a week as part of our hybrid working pattern.

Principal's Office staff

Fiona Boyd Chief of Staff and Head of the Principal's Office
Sarah Russell Principal's Personal Assistant and Diary Manager
Nicola Helliwell Executive Officer

 Principal's Office Staff key responsibilities

Other useful contact details

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