Dr Iain Morrison

Dr Iain Morrison

Dean of Students
BCom (Hons) PGC MSC MA EdD


Dr Morrison joined the university in 2003. In his current post he leads strategic developments that promote student success and wellbeing. This includes the areas of student engagement and feedback, student experience, student welfare, networked student support, complaints and appeals, student discipline, careers and employability, widening access and participation and the UHI Students Association.

Dr Morrison has worked in the higher education sector since being awarded an ESRC Management Teaching Fellowship at Leeds Metropolitan University in 1992. He subsequently taught leadership and management at several European and North American universities whilst living in Greece, where he developed the country’s largest MBA programme, and latterly at Southampton Solent University where he was Principal Lecturer and Head of Department.

He is chair of the sparqs (Student Participation in Quality Scotland) University Advisory Group and member of the national steering committee, is institutional lead for the Association of Managers of Student Services in Higher Education, and has been on a wide range of national, sectoral groups including being chair of the North Forum for Widening Participation in Higher Education. A business graduate from University of Edinburgh, he also holds two masters degrees, a postgraduate qualification in learning and teaching and a doctorate that looked at the sustainability of rural learning in the Highlands and islands.

Contact details:
University of the Highlands and Islands
Executive Office
Ness Walk

Telephone: +44 (0)1463 279000
Email: iain.morrison@uhi.ac.uk