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 the Vice Principal, External Relations and 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.
Africa  Vacancy  
The Americas Professor Penny Morris 
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
(copy in Christine Kerr, PA to Matthew Walters, for meeting requests)   

Professor Christopher Loughrey
(copy in Elaine Gilmour)

Science and Engineering

Katherine Henderson

Professor Cristina Persano

(copy in

 Social Sciences Professor Graeme Roy


Recruitment and International Relations


Vice-Principal, External Relations Rachel Sandison
Director Recruitment and International Relations Jenny Fernandes  
Head of International Relations Charlotte Kedslie
Deputy Director of Recruitment and International Relations Caroline Boddie
Latin America and Middle East Jo Power - International Regional Manager
Kyle Blain - Senior International Officer for the Middle East
Louise Calderwood - Student Recruitment Coordinator

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

Africa Pamela Armstrong - International Recruitment Manager (Africa and GIC)

Louise Calderwood - Student Recruitment Coordinator
West Africa  Vacancy (in-country)  
North America

Bill Hoare - International Regional Manager (North America) 

North America (in-country)  Vacancy - Country manager USA and Canada

Senior International Officers in country:

Kimberly Tyson (SE & central USA)
Vacancy (Midwest USA and Western Canada)
Peter Carlisle (Northeast USA and Eastern Canada)

Europe & Central Asia Bill Hoare - International Regional Manager
Adrienn Hortobagyi - Senior International Officer
Vacancy - International Officer (Europe)
Alice Graham - International Officer (Europe)
William Bamford - Student Recruitment Coordinator
East Asia Vacancy - Senior International Officer
Vacancy -  Student Recruitment Coordinator


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

Xinjing YIN [Cynthia] - International Officer (Beijing)
Sichao Yu - International Officer (Shanghai)
Vacancy - - International Officer (Guangzhou)

South Asia and South East Asia Shonagh Maak - International Regional Manager 
Donna Gall - Senior International Officer
Jennifer Wylie - Student Recruitment Coordinatorr

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)
Vacancy - International Officer India (New Delhi)

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.