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 Phone number
Mara Götz Knowledge Exchange Administrator mara.goetz@ed.ac.uk 0131 650 9013
Anne Sofie Laegran Head of Knowledge Exchange and Impact a.s.laegran@ed.ac.uk 0131 651 4203
Dr Shonagh McEwan Knowledge Exchange and Communications Advisor shonagh.mcewan@ed.ac.uk 0131 651 4211
Dr Fiona Murray Public Engagement Coordinator f.murray@ed.ac.uk
Fiona Pilgrim Business Engagement Executive fiona.pilgrim@ed.ac.uk
Lucy Ridley Public Engagement Administrator lucy.ridley@ed.ac.uk