Research and Enterprise Office

The Research Office occupies Jubilee Lodge at Ness Walk, Inverness. If you are coming to meet someone in the Research Office see our pdf giving Directions to Ness Walk

The Research 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. There are many functions within the Research Office pertaining to research at the university so 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.

If you can't find the exact person you are looking for then 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
Head 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  Karen Furness +44(0)1463 279 349

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

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