Advanced Care Research Centre

The Team: The Academy for Leadership and Training in Advanced Care

Meet the Team: Workpackage two

Academy Project Manager - Kate Morris

Kate Morris

Kate Morris is the Project Manager for the ACRC Academy. Prior to this, she was Project Manager for ThermaSMART, an international research project with 18 partners on five continents. She also worked as Project Manager on the teaching response to Covid in the School of Engineering. She has a background in publishing, where she was a non-fiction editor for firms including HarperCollins and Bloomsbury, and was Publications Manager for the Basic Skills Agency, a national educational charity. 

Find out more about Kate on their profile page

Academy Director - Ian Underwood

Ian Underwood - headshot

Ian Underwood is Professor of Electronic Displays in the School of Engineering where he is Deputy Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement, reflecting his current research focus on miniature sensor systems in a range of applications including biomedical and healthcare.

Find out more about Ian Underwood on their profile page

Academic Lead - Heather Wilkinson

Heather Wilkinson - headshot

Heather Wilkinson is Professor of Dementia Practice and Participation and the director of the Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia. She has a longstanding involvement in qualitative dementia research and activism and is also a trainee psychotherapist.

Find out more about Heather Wilkinson on their profile page

Academic Lead - Stewart Mercer

Professor Stewart Mercer headshot

Stewart Mercer is a General Practitioner, Professor of Primary Care and Multimorbidity and Director of the Scottish School of Primary Care. His research focuses on understanding and responding to the needs of people with multiple complex conditions.

Find out more about Stewart Mercer on their profile page

Researcher Development - Sara Shinton

Sara Shinton - Headshot

Sara Shinton is the Head of Researcher Development and Assistant Director of the Institute for Academic Development. As well as supporting researchers through training and development opportunities, she has interests in research culture, inclusion and diversity. 

Find out more about Sara Shinton on their profile page

Academy Administrator - Ailsa Barclay

Ailsa Barclay Headshot

Ailsa was previously the finance and office manager for a furniture retail business from 2017 – 2020, and the marketing and office manager for a furniture wholesale business from 2009 to 2017. Prior to that, she worked in the oil and gas industry for Schlumberger, Aberdeen from 1996 – 2009 in a number of different roles. Her career has included all aspects of administration and office management; event management, tender co-ordination, marketing, finance, and HR responsibilities.

Ailsa currently works across both the Academy and the Programme Management Office 

Learn more about the ACRC Academy