The Principal's Office

Professor Christina Boswell

Christina Boswell is Professor of Politics and Vice-Principal Research and Enterprise.

Areas of responsibility as Vice-Principal Research and Enterprise

  • Provide leadership in research strategy and development, including in partnership with key funders and public and private sector organisations
  • Provide leadership on innovation, impact, commercialisation and industry engagement University-wide, playing a leading role in transforming the University’s capabilities in research translation, impact and innovation
  • Alongside Edinburgh Global, lead on strategy and opportunities for international research collaboration
  • Ensure continual enhancement of the University’s research culture and environment to create optimal conditions for inclusive and responsible research
  • Represent the University on key sectoral and stakeholder groupings to influence broader strategies in higher education and government
  • Lead the University’s Research Excellence Framework strategy and submission
  • Convene key committees that drive research and innovation across the University

University level committee membership

  • Edinburgh Innovations Board
  • Research Strategy Group (Chair)
  • Senate (ex officio)
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • University Executive

Contact details

Christina can be contacted via her EA Angela Penman (email:, telephone 0131 650 6443. Also contactable via Microsoft Teams or direct by email.

Professor Christina Boswell

Vice-Principal Research and Enterprise

  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

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