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 as the institution works towards the Technician Commitment pillars; Visibility, Recognition, Career Development and Sustainability.

Our remit

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. 

Current members

Sally Morgan Technical Services Manager, School of Engineering (Current Chair)
Natalie Homer Core Manager, Mass Spectrometry, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility (Outgoing Chair)
Val Gordon Technical Officer, Moray House School of Education, Technician Commitment Action Plan Co-ordinator

Andrea Robertson

Research Support, Human Genetics Unit, Western General Hospital campus

Andrew Arnott

Representative for Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Carolynn Cairns

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

Charli Corcoran

Zebrafish Facility Manager at the Institute for Genetics and Cancer at the Western General Hospital campus

David Hills

Technical Services Manager, School of Biological Sciences

Ingrid Philips

Technical Manager, Edinburgh College of Art                                                      

Javier Santoyo-Lopez

Facility Manager, School of Biological Sciences

Keith Erskine

Teaching Technician, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Science

Lee Murphy

Genetics Manager, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility

Mark Patrizio

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

Nicola Cuthbert

Representative for Institute for Academic Development (IAD)

Rennos Fragkoudis

Facility Manager, Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Shonna Johnston

Flow Cytometry Facility Manager, QMRI

Stewart Franklin

Technical Officer, School of Chemistry

Takeshi Fujisawa

Facility Manager, Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Tim Goodman Representative for Talent and Development, Human Resources

Minutes from meetings 2023 onwards

Found here.


Terms of Reference

To be reviewed and added in 2023.


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