The Principal's Office

Professor Susan Deacon

Susan Deacon is a Professorial Fellow of the University and Assistant Principal External Relations.

Areas of responsibility as Assistant Principal External Relations

  • Strengthen the University’s relationships with business, government and other key stakeholders across the private, public and third sectors.
  • Support the strategic development of events and knowledge exchange activities to enhance the University’s position as a major hub for dialogue, thinking and collaboration.
  • Facilitate the University’s strategic relationships and leadership contribution within the City of Edinburgh and the surrounding Region to enhance economic and social impact.

Contact details

Professor Deacon works part-time for the University, combining this role with a number of external appointments. She can be contacted via her assistant Pat Ferguson by email to, on the telephone number below or direct by email.

Professor Susan Deacon

Assistant Principal External Relations

  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

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