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This is our resource for journalists looking for informed comment on a wide range of issues.

If you cannot find an expert or if you are a member of staff who wishes to join the resource, contact the media team on 01463 279222 or email Alison Lochhead.

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Name Expertise
Prof Kenneth Black Ecosystems, Fisheries ecology
Ross Cairns Architecture, Construction, Planning, Sustainable building
Dr Simon Clarke Archaeology, Videoconferencing
Prof Jane Downes Archaeology, Prehistory, Sustainability, World heritage sites
Dr Clive Fox Ecosystems, Fisheries ecology, Marine biology, Marine ecology
Anne Frater Bilingualism, Gaelic
Prof Stuart Gibb Climate, Ecosystems, Environment, Marine ecology, Renewable energy
Julie Gibson Archaeology, Highland tourism, Orkney, Picts, Planning, Vikings, World heritage sites
Dr Jayne Glass Land-use policy, Rural communities, Rural issues, Sustainability, Upland management
Dr Eddy Graham Climate, Meteorology, Weather
Prof Donna Heddle Culture, Highland tourism, Nordic issues, Orkney, Scots language, Scottish history, Scottish literature, Shetland, Technology and education, Vikings
Pete Honeyman Music
Dr John Howe Geology
Dr Andrew Jennings Nordic issues, Shetland, Vikings
Dr Kristin Lindfield-Ott Erotic writing, Gender studies, Scottish history, Scottish literature
Dr Ragnhild Ljosland Bilingualism, Culture, Nordic issues, Orkney
Dr Jim MacPherson British history, Scottish history
Prof Ian Megson Antioxidants, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Free radicals
Dr Beth Mouat Fisheries ecology
Dr Iain MacInnes Medieval Scotland, Medieval warfare, Scottish history
Jacky Macmillan E-learning, Innovative use of technology in learning, Instructional design, Learning materials design and development, Online learning, Quality and compliance, learning materials, Remote and rural learning, Virtual and remote teams
Prof Martin Price Biodiversity, Climate, Environment, Land management, Mountain studies
Prof Andrew Rae Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design
Prof Frank Rennie Environment, Online learning, Rural issues
Dr Elizabeth Ritchie Canadian history, Highland clearances, Scottish history
Prof Boyd Robertson Bilingualism
Dr Andrew Rollinson Energy sustainability, Energy waste, Gasification, Renewables, Water wheels
Dr Alexandra Sanmark Archaeology, Christianisation, Nordic issues, Vikings
Rachel Shucksmith Biosecurity planning, Data assessment, Data usage, Fisheries ecology, Fisheries mapping, Mapping, Marine, Marine governance, Marine licensing, Marine spatial planning, Shetland, Stakeholder engagement
Dr Melanie Smith Fisheries ecology, Forestry, Wood energy
Dr Steve Taylor Adventure tourism
Dr Scott Timpany Archaeology, Environment, Paleoenvironmental studies
Arne Vögler Marine, Renewable energy, Renewables
Steve Westbrook Economics, Economy of the Highlands & Islands
Prof Ben Wilson Marine, Renewables
Dr David Worthington Central Europe, Early Modern Period (c.1500-c.1750), Firths and coasts, Scottish history, Scottish-Polish history
Nick Green Acoustic ecology, Archaeoacoustics, Sound production
Dr Kathrin Zickermann Scottish history, Shetland