The Team: Programme Management
The Programme Management Team supports the running of the ACRC.
Programme Manager - Lucy McCloughan
Lucy McCloughan is the Programme Manager for ACRC having previously managed Health Data Research Scotland from 2018 and Farr Scotland from 2017. From 2012 she was eHealth Research Manager at the University of Edinburgh Medical School overseeing a programme of randomised controlled trials and qualitative studies investigating telemetric self-monitoring of long term health conditions along with a programme investigating ePrescribing systems in English hospitals.
Prior to that she managed the Scottish Mental Health Research Network from 2007-2009 and the Scottish Primary Care Research Network from 2002-2007. Before moving into research management, she was on the “coal face” as a researcher working with people with visual disabilities, working at the Oxford Eye Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Eye Hospital in Edinburgh.
Academy Project Manager - 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.
Partnership and Engagement Manager- Layla Robinson
Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Coordinator - Jenny Robertson
Communications Officer - Rob Mackie
Administrator - Ailsa Barclay
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 Programme Management Office and the Academy.
Operations Administrator - Olga Paterson
Olga graduated from Pomor State University, Arkhangelsk, Russia, in 2010 after five years of study with a qualification of Linguist, Specialist in Translation/Interpreting (language combinations are Russian/French and Russian/English) with honours/distinctions (BA). She then received her MA in Culture and Digital Communication from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Hamar, Norway in 2015. Olga has four years of experience in technical translation (pipelines, heavy coating). She is also very interested in fiction translation, and her dream is to do a PhD in translation of Harry Potter books into Russian and French. Big fan of Harry Potter book series and proud to have lived in its birthplace, Edinburgh, for 10 years now.