University Of Edinburgh Mathematics

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University Of Edinburgh Mathematics

University Of Edinburgh Mathematics is situated in the James Clerk Maxwell Building within the King’s Buildings campus, 4 km south of Edinburgh city centre. There are over 50 academic and related staff and around 60 research students. The School also runs a number of MSc programmes. Undergraduate courses are given to around 2000 students in any one year. The administration of undergraduate courses is co-ordinated by the Mathematical Teaching Organisation (MTO), which comprises the Teaching Administrator, Deputy Teaching Administrator and administrative staff.

The School was judged “Excellent” in the last Teaching Quality Assessment and was rated 5* (Pure), 5 (Applied) and 4 (Statistics and Operational Research) in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. It is committed to maintaining and improving the quality of its teaching provision, including the related administrative procedures. Within the School there are a wide range of research areas and many seminars and colloquia are run throughout the academic year.

Contact details for the School of Mathematics.

  •  Work: +44 (0)131 650 5060
James Clerk Maxwell Building
The King’s Buildings
Peter Guthrie Tait Road

Contact email addresses

UndergraduateFor questions about entry requirements and the application process, please contact the College Admissions Office here: undergraduate or postgraduate taught enquiries

For all other questions, please contact:

Postgraduate Research (PhD)
Taught Postgraduate (MSc)For MSc course contacts, please refer to the course information on the Maths MSc website.
Website technical
Any other

If you are unsure whom to contact regarding your enquiry, please do not email multiple addresses but email the general enquiries address only, and your enquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

Key contact personnel

Management and Operations (including Finance, HR, Estates)

Head of SchoolProfessor Iain Gordon0131 650
School AdministratorChris Jowett0131 650
Research & Finance AdministratorDr Jill Douglas0131 650
Finance & HR SecretaryKaren Downie0131 650
School Operations SecretaryMarieke Blair0131 650
School Operations SecretaryNicole Luu0131 650

Mathematics Teaching Organisation (MTO)

AdministratorFiona Curle0131 650
Deputy AdministratorKate Ainsworth0131 651
Examination Co-ordinatorLouise Durie0131 650
Administrative AssistantMartin Delaney0131 650
MTO SecretaryAlison Fairgrieve0131 650
MSc & EMS SecretaryFrances Reid0131 650

Teaching & Learning, Student Support, Outreach

Director of Teaching Dr Toby Bailey0131 650
Deputy Director of Teaching Dr Stuart King0131 651
Senior Personal Tutor (Undergraduate) Dr Max Ruffert0131 650
Senior Personal Tutor (Taught Postgraduate) Dr Burak Buke0131 650
Student Learning Advisor Dr Pamela Docherty0131 650
Mathematics Engagement Officer Dr Francesca Iezzi0131 650
Teaching & Recruitment Development Officer Dr George Kinnear0131 650


Director of ResearchProfessor Ben Leimkuhler 0131 650 4882
Research & Finance AdministratorDr Jill Douglas 0131 650 6568
For contact details for Heads of Research Groups, please refer to the respective research group pages.

Graduate School of Mathematics

Director of Graduate SchoolDr Martin Dindos0131 650
PhD Admissions AdvisorDr Pieter Blue0131 650
PhD Student AdvisorProfessor Noel Smyth0131 650
Graduate School AdministratorMrs Gill Law0131 650

Computing and IT Support

Maths IT Helpdesk0131 650
Maths Website Technical