Key contacts

International Engagement at Glasgow is led by Rachel Sandison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) with support from Assistant Vice-Principal (International) Professor William Cushley, along with colleagues in the International Office, the Deans for Global Engagement and the College International Deans.

Many staff around the University are involved in supporting our international work, including the key contacts listed below.

Deans for Global Engagement

Our Deans for Global Engagement work strategically at regional level to support internationalisation at the University.

The Deans:

  • support Rachel Sandison, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), External Relations and William Cushley, the Assistant Vice-Principal (International) by acting as a source of expertise in their region’s education sector
  • provide advice and guidance to University of Glasgow staff, relating to government and the Higher Education sector.
Sub-Saharan Africa (Acting) Professor Mwapatsa Mipando  
The Americas (Acting) Professor William Cushley 
Europe Professor Lorna Hughes 
East Asia and China Professor Konstantinos Kontis
Middle East and North Africa Professor Tom Evans 
Central and South Asia  Professor Moyra Boland
South-east Asia and Australasia Professor Clare McManus 

College International Deans

The role of the Deans is to provide direction and oversight of strategic international activity at College level. The College International Deans are responsible for developing and implementing College International Strategies with the aim of expanding the international reach of the College with respect to student growth and diversity, student outward mobility, international consultancy and strategic research links. 


Professor Anslem Heinrich

Professor Matthew Walters
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Professor Andy Waters

Science and Engineering

Katherine Henderson

Professor Cristina Persano

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 Social Sciences Professor Graeme Roy


Recruitment and International Relations


Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) Rachel Sandison
Director, Recruitment and International Relations (RAIR) Jenny Fernandes  
Deputy Director, Recruitment and International Relations Caroline Boddie
Head of International Relations Charlotte Kedslie
Head of International Stakeholder Engagement Shonagh Maak
Latin America and Middle East Jo Power - International Regional Manager
Alice Graham - Senior International Officer for the Middle East, Latin America, Africa

Middle East (in country) Fatema Jainuddin Bellare - International Officer

Africa Mark Stansfield - International Recruitment Manager (Africa and GIC)

Louise Calderwood - Student Recruitment Coordinator
West Africa  Chisom Okpala (in-country) 
North America Bill Hoare - International Recruitment Manager (North America) 

North America (in-country)  Maral Dadourian - Country Manager USA and Canada (regional support for midwest)

Senior International Officers in country:
Vacancy (Central USA)
Ashley Jeanson (Western USA)
Peter Carlisle (Northeast USA and Eastern Canada)

Europe & Central Asia Bill Hoare - International Recruitment Manager
Charlie Bowling - International Officer (Europe)
Vacancy - International Officer (Europe)
Grace Spence - Student Recruitment Coordinator
East Asia

Kathryn MacNaughton - International Recruitment Manager

Adrienn Hortobagyi - Senior International Officer, East and Central Asia
Mark Flanagan -  Student Recruitment Coordinator

China (in-country) 
Claire Liu - Country Manager China (Beijing)

Xinjing YIN (Cynthia) - International Officer (Beijing)
Sichao Yu (Joyce) - International Officer (Shanghai)
Younan (Serena) Li- - International Officer (Guangzhou) 
South Asia and South East Asia Louisa Freeman - International Regional Manager 
Kyle Blain - Senior International Officer

Louise Calderwood - Student Recruitment Coordinator

South East Asia (in-country)  Sophia Lee - Regional Manager (Singapore)

Lisa Benlizar - Regional Recruitment Officer SE Asia (Singapore)
Vacancy - Regional Recruitment Officer SE Asia
Alfin Firdaus (in-country Indonesia)
South Asia (in-country)  Sanju Dominic - Regional Manager South Asia (Bangalore)
Khushboo Gera - International Officer India (New Delhi)
Maneeta Sahmey - International Officer India (New Delhi)

Confucius Insititute Duo Long - Director of Confucius Insititute

Lynsey McCallum - Confucius Institute Administrator
UK-based international students Rhona Gordon  
Exchange Manager Colette McGowan 
CIVIS Project Manager Celine Reynaud
U21 Coordinator


Academic Collaborations (part of Academic Policy & Governance)

The role of Academic Collaborations (AC) is to support the development and management of collaborations that involve students studying for an academic award from the University of Glasgow - essentially, this means learning and teaching collaborations (including PGR). These are increasingly in an international context.

The office is home to the University's central Transnational Education (TNE) Team, which provides comprehensive support for the University’s TNE operations.

>> Further information and contacts

Study abroad and mobility

International Exchanges and partnerships manager Colette McGowan
Head of Global Opportunities Lauren Hoare


Inbound: study abroad and exchange

Outbound: go abroad 

Research Support and Project Management Office

The University of Glasgow (UoG) is a leader in European Research.