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Research Staff Demographics

Information on the demographics of the research staff population at University of Edinburgh

What does the University of Edinburgh research staff community look like?

2021 Research Staff Data

Research area

In October 2021 there were approximately 1,600 research staff at the University of Edinburgh.

  • approximately 200 in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • approximately 700 in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
  • approximately 700 in the College of Science and Engineering.


50-50 gender split.

Race & Ethnicity

26% of our research staff identify as BAME (source 2019/2020 EDMARC report).


44% UK / 56% non-UK


Most of our research staff (84%) are aged between 25-44 years old.


3.4% of our research staff are LGBTQIA+.  

Working Pattern

Approximately 17% of our research staff hold part-time contracts.

More Information

For more information on the demographics of staff at University of Edinburgh please see the link below to reports from the Equality Diversity Monitoring & Research Committee (EDMARC)

EDMARC Reports