University of Highlands and Islands Research

University of Highlands and Islands Research

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 ResearchNeil Simco (interim)+44(0)1463 279
Dean of ResearchMichael Rayner+44(0)1463 279
Head of Knowledge ExchangeJoe Irvine+44(0)1463 279

Grants and Contracts

Grants and Contracts ManagerKaren Furness+44(0)1463 279
Grants and Contracts OfficerSarah Wright+44(0)1463 279
Contract Administrator (PT)Catherine Pearks+44(0)1463 279
Contract Administrator (PT)Georgina Coburn+44(0)1463 279

Graduate School

Graduate School ManagerLesley Watson+44(0)1463 279
Graduate School Officer (PT)Janis Mackay+44(0)1463 279
Graduate School Officer (PT)Val Cooper+44(0)1463 279

EU Development

Director of European DevelopmentLinda Stewart+44(0)1463 279
European and International Programme ManagerJune Speirs+44(0)1463 279
European Development Officer (PT)Gayle Sinclair+44(0)1463 279

Systems and support

PA to Vice Principal ResearchIona MacDonald+44(0)1463 279
Research Information Systems OfficerStuart Knight+44(0)1463 279 
Research Ethics OfficerFiona Leiper+44(0)1463 279