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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.

If you are a staff member and wish to join the list of experts, please complete this application form [NB: network access only].

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Name Expertise
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 reform, Land-use policy, Rural communities, Rural issues, Sustainability, Upland management
Dr Eddy Graham Climate, Meteorology, Weather
Nick Green Acoustic ecology, Archaeoacoustics, Sound production
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 Ragnhild Ljosland Bilingualism, Culture, Nordic issues, Orkney
Dr Iain MacInnes Medieval Scotland, Medieval warfare, Scottish history
Dr Jim MacPherson British history, Scottish history
Prof Ian Megson Antioxidants, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Free radicals
Dr Beth Mouat Fisheries ecology
Jacky Macmillan E-learning, Innovative use of technology in learning, Instructional design, Learning materials design and development, Online learning, Quality and compliance, Remote and rural learning, Virtual and remote teams
Edward Niland Athlete long-term development, Coach long-term development, Disability sport inclusion, Sport development, Sport psychology, Sport science
Dr Oisín Plumb Picts, Scottish history
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
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 Philippa Woodcock Early modern art, Early modern period (c.1500-c.1750), Early modern political/military/diplomatic history, European Reformation, French history, History of fashion, Huguenots, Italian history, Renaissance
Dr David Worthington Central Europe, Early modern period (c.1500-c.1750), Firths and coasts, Scottish history, Scottish-Polish history
Dr Kathrin Zickermann Scottish history, Shetland
Dr Tom McCallum Artificial Intelligence, Computer security, Computing, Deep learning
Lynn Campbell Orkney, Scottish culture and heritage, Scottish tourism, Tourist guiding
Dr Lesley Mickel Drama and Performance, Renaissance
Tom Smale Sport development
Sarah Dunnett Sport development