Edinburgh Global leads the University’s international strategy.
We lead and support the University’s international activities and collaborations.
Edinburgh Global’s strategic themes are Partnership, Community and Exchange.
We provide a strategic framework for the development and delivery of global partnerships and collaborations.
We deliver an advice and support service to staff, offering guidance on partnership development, policy and protocol.
We manage the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program – a key partnership that supports talented African students to complete their studies alongside leadership training.
We lead the international student recruitment and applicant support for the University. Our teams work with international applicants, stakeholders and partners across the globe.
We manage the University’s Regional Centres, based in New York, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Santiago.
We support international staff through our Staff Visa Service and support equal access via our work with Refugees, Asylum and At-Risk Scholars.
We actively work with colleagues across the University to support and build a sense of community and inclusion on campus.
We manage the University’s exchange partners and agreements.
We deliver a range of real-world and virtual funded opportunities for students to study and work abroad.
We generate and manage funded opportunities for all staff to have international experiences.
We manage the incoming Visiting Student programmes for the University.
We manage or provide oversight of key University alliances like Una Europa, U21, LERU, UNICA, U7+ and Coimbra.
Alan is responsible for the leadership and management of the University’s International operation and supporting the implementation of the international strategy.
Professor James Smith
James Smith is Professor of African and Development Studies. As Vice-Principal International he is responsible for shaping and implementing the University’s Internationalisation Strategy.
Chris supports the Director in the leadership and management of Edinburgh Global.
A team of International Deans and leaders whose responsibilities are linked to regional, academic or strategic themes, support the Vice-Principal International and Deputy Vice-Principal.
Staff by team
Global Business Unit
Kerry Wilson, Head of Business Unit
Julia Hermiston, Assistant Head of Business Unit
Vicky Duckworth, PA to DVP International and Director Edinburgh Global, PA to VP International
Avril Spray, Senior Administrator
Jenny Riley, Senior Administrator
Olga Krets, Administrator
Fiona Paterson, Administrator
Kasia Boissiere, Administrator
Communications & IT
Kirsty Gillies, Head of Communications & IT
Lorna Bruce, Assistant Head – Comms
Ian MacDougall, Assistant Head – IT
Ayshalini Rajahsuresh, Support Assistant – IT
Ruby Katz, Digital Communications Officer – Comms
Trisha Wakeford, Internal Communications Officer (Una Europa) – Comms
Samantha Allan, Digital Communications Officer (on maternity leave)
Partnerships & Community
Derek MacLeod, Head of Global Partnerships
Michelle Beagan, Senior Partnerships Advisor
Scott McQuarrie, Senior Partnerships Advisor
Jake Broadhurst, Senior Partnerships Advisor
Tessa Bell, Senior Partnerships Advisor
Claire Edminson, Global Partnerships Coordinator
Sarah Hoey, Immigration Legal Adviser
Inga Ackerman, Global Community Coordinator
Mastercard Foundation Program Team
Charlie Bevan, Program Director
Pete Kingsley, Student Development Coordinator
Sharon Boateng, Program Manager
Inga Ackermann – Online Learning and Leadership Coordinator
To see the full staff listing for our 8 regions please visit our regional pages:
Africa – Nick Rowland, Regional Director
East Asia – Grace Guan, Regional Director
Europe – Helen McMillan, Regional Director
South Asia – Athulya Aravind, Regional Director
Southeast Asia – Audrey Kon, Regional Director
Student Recruitment is managed by the International Recruitment Team, led by Robbie Willis, and now based in Student Recruitment and Admissions (SRA).
Find out more about the team.
Study & Work Away
Isabell Majewsky Anderson, Head of Study and Work Away
Kaete Followwill, Study and Work Away Administrator
Maria Martos Blanco, Study and Work Away Administrator
Adele David, Study and Work Away Adviser
Anita Petriello, Study and Work Away Adviser
Mhari McIntyre, Study and Work Away Adviser
Signe Olander, Study and Work Away Manager
Lesley Balharry, Study and Work Away Manager
Katarzyna Sambora, Study and Work Away Administrator
Anna Violante, Study and Work Away Manager
Caitlin Guibout, Study and Work Away Administrator
Ewa Dzieciol, Study and Work Away Adviser
Rachel McAra, Study and Work Away Adviser
Veronica Coates, Study and Work Away Adviser
Eilidh MacDonald, Study and Work Away Manager
Lucy Clark, Study and Work Away Administrator
Sara De Diorgio, Study and Work Away Administrator
Stephanie Berk, Study and Work Away Administrator
Carolyn Marino Carmichael, Study and Work Away Adviser
Alex Vasepuru, Study and Work Away Administrator
Mona Montella, Study and Work Away Administrator
Rachel Parks, Study and Work Away Adviser
Sarah Montgomery, Study and Work Away Adviser
Isabel O’Hagan, Study and Work Away Manager
Chelsea Ferguson, Study and Work Adviser
Randall Reinhard, Study and Work Away Adviser
John Bennett, Study and Work Away Manager
Heather McComb, Study and Work Away Digital Communications Officer
Paula Ovelar-Oviedo, Study and Work Away Intern
Charlotte Naylor, Study and Work Away Events Coordinator
Ieva Galvanauskaite, Study and Work Away Adviser
Debbie Coutts, Study and Work Away Manager
Paul Gorman, Study and Work Away Business Support Analyst