The Principal's Office

Assistant Principals

The Principal is supported by a team of Assistant Principals. They are: Sian Bayne, Christine Bell, Kevin Collins, Natascha Gentz, Liz Grant, Tina Harrison, Melissa Highton, Lesley McAra, Alan Murray, Mona Siddiqui, Geoff Simm, Arthur Trew, John Smyth, and Eve Johnstone.

Assistant Principals are responsible for progressing the University's strategic objective and developing University policy in specific areas; their work is largely project-orientated and their role is normally part-time and combined with existing academic or other duties. Assistant Principals are designated by the University Court on the recommendation of the Principal.

Professor Sian Bayne

Sian Bayne is Professor of Digital Education and Assistant Principal Digital Education.

Professor Christine Bell

Christine Bell is Professor of Constitutional Law and Assistant Principal Global Justice.

Mr Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins is Assistant Principal Industry Engagement

Professor Natascha Gentz

Natascha Gentz is Professor of Chinese Studies, Director of the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, and Assistant Principal China.

Professor Liz Grant

Liz Grant is Director of the Global Health Academy and Assistant Principal Global Health.

Professor Tina Harrison

Tina Harrison is Chair in Financial Services Marketing and Consumption and Assistant Principal Academic Standards & Quality Assurance.

Ms Melissa Highton

Melissa Highton is Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services and Assistant Principal Online Learning.

Professor Lesley McAra

Lesley McAra is Chair of Penology and Assistant Principal Community Relations.

Professor Alan Murray

Alan Murray is Chair of Neural Electronics and Assistant Principal Academic Support.

Professor Mona Siddiqui

Mona Siddiqui is Professor of Islamic and Inter-religious Studies and Assistant Principal Religion and Society.

Professor Geoff Simm

Geoff Simm is Director of the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security and Assistant Principal Global Agriculture and Food Security.

Professor Arthur Trew

Arthur Trew is Professor of Computational Science, Head of the School of Physics and Assistant Principal Computational Science.

Professor John Smyth

John Smyth is Professor Emeritus Medical Oncology and Honorary Assistant Principal Cancer Research Development.

Professor Eve Johnstone

Eve Johnstone is Professor of Psychiatry and Honorary Assistant Principal Mental Health Research Development and Public Understanding of Medicine