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
Design Technician - Billy Dixon
Billy Dixon is a Creative Technician at the ACRC, with a background in product and interaction design at the Institute for Design Informatics. He conceptualises artefacts and systems, both digital and physical, that embody critical issues of different projects. He also supports prototyping and development of these systems, facilitation of research using the systems (both 'in the wild' and in workshops) as well as the communication of projects to wider audiences.