Edinburgh Research Office

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team

We work alongside researchers to enable engagement with policy makers, practitioners, industry and the public.

We are well networked across the University and with a wide range of external stakeholders which enables us to connect researchers with one another and with research users.


  • Provide platforms for researchers to engage with the public including at the Edinburgh Festivals.
  • Run learning events and provide advice on how to engage and develop research impact.
  • Broker relationships withresearch users in the public, private and third sectors through events and meetings.
  • Provide funding for projects via the CAHSS Knowledge Exchange and Impact Grant, the University’s Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account.
  • Advise on how to source external funding for engagement with research.
  • Coordinate networks of colleagues working in public engagement and knowledge exchange.
Name (sorted in ascending order) Role Email
Dr Jenny Bos Public Engagement Coordinator (Maternity Cover) jenny.bos@ed.ac.uk
Dr Mara Götz Research Engagement and Impact Administrator mara.goetz@ed.ac.uk
Dr Anne Sofie Laegran Head of Knowledge Exchange and Impact a.s.laegran@ed.ac.uk
Tracy Ann Lonie Public Engagement Administrator Tracy.Lonie@ed.ac.uk
Dr Shonagh McEwan Knowledge Exchange and Communications Advisor shonagh.mcewan@ed.ac.uk
Dr Fiona Murray Public Engagement Coordinator f.murray@ed.ac.uk
Taryn Murray Knowledge Exchange & Impact Coordinator taryn.murray@ed.ac.uk