Support for Technicians

Technician Steering Committee

The Technician Steering Committee aims to disseminate information on opportunities available to technicians, to provide a means to recognise the achievements of technical staff, and to create a visible, connected, community for this population within the University of Edinburgh.

Our 1000 technicians are highly trained and experienced individuals with diverse skills working across all subject areas. Technical staff play an important role in research, teaching and supporting our students.

The group is leading on the development and implementation of the Technician Commitment action plan. 

Members of Technician Steering Committee are:

Current Members

 

Andrew Arnott

 

AIEMA, Department of Social Responsbility and Sustainability, Founder and Former Chair of TSC

 

Dr Natalie Homer

 

PhD, Core Manager, Mass Spectrometry, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility, Chair of TSC

 

Alastair Craig

 

Technical Service Manager, Edinburgh College of Art

 

Nicola Cuthbert

 

Research Development Manager, Institute for Academic Development (IAD)

 

Keith Erskine

 

RSciTech, Teaching Technician, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Science

 

Joanna Fairweather

 

PGDip Career Guidance, CIPD Award. Learning and Organisation Development Partner, Human Resources

Val Gordon

RSci, Technicial Officer, Moray House School of Education, Project Coordinator for Technician Commitment & HEaTED

Network Coordinator

 

Dr David Hills

 

PhD, Technical Service Manager, School of Biological Sciences

 

Dr Jon Kelly

 

PhD, Technical Service Manager, SPEHS, Moray House School of Education

 

Sarah McCafferty

 

RSci, Research Technician, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility

 

Mark Patrizio

 

Senior Technical Officer (Research), CDBS, Biomedical Sciences, Convenor JULC & Chair, Unite the Union

 

Lee Murphy

 

CSci MIScT, Genetics Manager, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility

 

Shonna Johnston

 

Flow Cytometry Facility Manager, QMRI

 

Caroline Delahoyde

 

Technical Support Officer Wet Chemistry Labs, School of Engineering

 

Carolynn Cairns

 

Senior Research Technician, HART, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, QMRI

Former Members

We are grateful to our former members for their valuable contributions.

 

Dr Sara Shinton        

  

PhD, Head of Researcher Development, Institute for Academic Development (IAD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiona Alderson

 

BEM, Technical Service Manager, School of Engineering

 

Marianne Keith

 

RSciTech, Research Technician, The Roslin Institute

 

 

Get in touch with us at techcom@ed.ac.uk