Research and Impact Office Contacts


Following measures implemented across the UK to curb the spread of COVID-19, staff of the Research Office are continuing to mostly work from home. Please contact all members of the team via email or MS Teams.

The Research and Impact Office supports the work of researchers across all UHI campuses and can be a point of contact for questions on many topics. We co-ordinate research strategy, research committees, policy, certain external enquiries, co-ordinate & monitor EU funds, co-ordinate funding bids, co-ordinate staff development, national assessment and develop communication tools. If you are not sure who to contact try the most appropriate and we will generally know who best to put you in touch with.

Or use the Research Office contact email:

Research Development and Strategy

Role Name Email

Deputy Principal (Academic and Research)

ProfNeil Simco
Dean of Research and Knowledge Exchange Prof Michael Rayner

Grants and Contracts

Role Name Email
Grants and Contracts Officer Sarah Wright
Grants and Contracts Manager Emma Taylor

Senior Programme and Contracts Officer

Gayle Sinclair
Contracts Administrator Karen Sendall
Contracts Adminstrator Iona MacDonald
Programme and Contracts Officer Dianne Bellshaw
Programme and Contracts Officer Anna MacDonald

Graduate School

Role Name Email
Graduate School Manager Jackie Deacon
Graduate School Programme Officer (Registry) Janis Mackay
Graduate School Programme Officer (Training) Caitlin Crawford
Graduate School Administrative Officer Gillian Adamiec

Knowledge Exchange

Role Name Email
KE Coordinator Anna Paaso
KE Officer Darlene Russell
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Officer Dr Lynn Thrower

Systems and support services

Role Name Email
Research Information Systems & REF Officer Stuart Knight 
Research Ethics Officer Fiona Leiper
Research Administrative & REF Officer Margaret Little