Research and Impact Office


The Research and Office occupies Bryden Lodge at Ness Walk, Inverness with the Knowledge Exchange team based across the partnership. If you are coming to meet someone in the office in Bryden Lodge, see our pdf giving Directions to Ness Walk

The Research and Impact Office supports the work of researchers across all UHI campuses and can be a point of contact for questions. We also co-ordinate research strategy, research committees, policy, certain external enquiries, co-ordinate & monitor EU funds, co-ordinate/write funding bids, co-ordinate staff development 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

Vice Principal (Research and Impact) Neil Simco +44(0)1463 279 506
Dean of Research Michael Rayner +44(0)1463 279 244
Director of Knowledge Exchange Joe Irvine +44(0)1463 279 287

Grants and Contracts

Grants and Contracts Officer Sarah Wright +44(0)1463 279 285
Senior Programme and Contracts Officer Emma Taylor +44(0)1463 279 293

Programme and Contracts Officer,    EU specialist (PT)

Gayle Sinclair +44(0)1463 279 301
Contracts Administrator (PT) Catherine Pearks +44(0)1463 279 227
Programme and Contracts Officer Dianne Bellshaw +44(0)1463 279 248
Programme and Contracts Officer Anna MacDonald +44(0)1463 279 267

Legal Services

Senior Legal Services Officer  tbc +44(0)1463 279  

Graduate School

Research Support Officer Jackie Deacon +44(0)1463 279 432 
Graduate School Officer (PT) Janis Mackay +44(0)1463 279 241
Graduate School Officer (PT) Val Cooper +44(0)1463 279 229

Knowledge Exchange

Director of Knowledge Exchange Joe Irvine +44(0)1463 279 287
KE Coordinator  Anna Paaso  +44(0)1463 279402
KE Officer  Darlene Russell  +44(0)1463 279427 
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Officer Dr Lynn Thrower +44(0)1463 279505 

EU Development

Director of European Development Linda Stewart +44(0)1463 279 302

Systems and support

PA to Vice Principal Research & Impact  Iona Kay +44(0)1463 279 205
Research Information Systems Officer Stuart Knight +44(0)1463 279 462  
Research Ethics Officer Fiona Leiper +44(0)1463 279 347
Research Administrative Officer Margaret Little
+44 (0)1463 289381