Who's who

Principal

Principal and Vice Chancellor

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli

(Estates Committee, Finance Committee, People & Organisational Development Committee, Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee)

(October 2009 - September 2025)

 

Vice Principals & Deputy Vice Chancellors

Frank Coton

Frank Coton

Senior Vice Principal and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)

Frank Coton is also Professor of Low Speed Aerodynamics.  He leads on University-level resource planning and, together with the Executive Director of Human Resources, leads the introduction of processes and policies associated with academic career development and the academic aspects of organisational development.  He also has responsibility for oversight and leadership of the development, implementation and governance of the University strategy in relation to IT and digital technologies. 

Between 2010 and early 2019, Frank had responsibility for the development of educational policy and strategy and all teaching quality processes across the University.  Prior to this, until December 2009, he was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.  During his time at Glasgow he has led a number of major infrastructure projects including installation of the Combined Heat and Power system, the Telephony system and the development of the James McCune-Smith Learning Hub. 

A former Chair of the UK Russell Group Committee of Pro-Vice Chancellors for Learning and Teaching, Frank’s academic background is in Aerospace Engineering and, in particular, aerodynamics. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a former Chair of the AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Committee.  He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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David Duncan

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Operations) and University’s Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary

Prior to this, David was Registrar and Secretary at the University of York, a post he held for 8 years. Before then he was Secretary of the University of Dundee from 2001-8.

David is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and holds a Masters degree and a PhD in history from Queen’s University, Canada.

Chris PearceChris Pearce

Vice Principal (Research and Knowledge Exchange)

Professor Chris Pearce is responsible for research strategy and policy development, working in collaboration with our four academic colleges. He is supported in this role by key professional services including Research & Innovation Services, Library, Planning, Insights & Analytics, and HR.

Chris is also Professor of Computational Mechanics in the James Watt School of Engineering and holds the Royal Academy of Engineering / EDF Energy Research chair. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Chartered Engineer. He is co-Director of the Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre, on the Board of the Scotland 5G Centre and the Board of the Scottish Research Partnership of Engineering.

Since 2016, Chris has been Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Science & Engineering. He leads the University’s Smart Campus project, with a vision to create a campus that is open, connected, adaptable and sustainable.

Rachel SandisonRachel Sandison

Vice Principal (External Relations) and Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Engagement)

Rachel Sandison has responsibility for leading the University’s strategy for external engagement and an integrated Directorate covering Marketing; Student Recruitment; Admissions; Internationalisation; Widening Access and Development & Alumni Relations. Rachel has responsibility for international partnership development and is the University's Universitas 21 network Senior Leader and the institutional lead for our European network, The Guild, thereby supporting the activity of a global group of research-intensive universities.

Rachel is a Chartered Marketer and is currently the Chair of the CASE Europe Marketing Institute whilst also contributing to several sector advisory boards both at home and overseas.

Jo  GillJo Gill

Vice Principal and Head of College of Arts & Humanities

Jo Gill is Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts & Humanities, and Professor of Twentieth-Century and American Literature. She joined the University of Glasgow in August 2022 from the University of Exeter where she served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Humanities. She previously held the roles of Associate Dean for Education (2018-19) and Associate Dean for International and Development (2016-18).

Jo was educated at a comprehensive school in the north-west of England and took her BA at Leicester and her MA at York. She then worked in newspapers, publishing and the charity sector prior to returning to academia and taking her PhD at the University of Gloucestershire (2001).

Jo’s research and teaching interests include modern American poetry and the literature and culture of cities and suburbs. She is the author of numerous books and articles including Anne Sexton’s Confessional Poetics (2007), The Cambridge Introduction to Sylvia Plath (2008) and The Poetics of the American Suburbs (2013). Her latest book, which was completed with the support of a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, is Modern American Poetry and the Architectural Imagination: The Harmony of Forms (OUP, forthcoming).

Jo served for six years as Governor, and then Chair of Governors, at Richard Huish Sixth Form College, Somerset. She is former secretary to the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and was the inaugural co-chair of the BAAS/US Embassy Grants Programme. She has previously served as a trustee of the Exeter Northcott Theatre and currently sits on the Advisory Board of the “93% Club.”

 Iain McInnes

Iain McInnes

Vice Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences 

Professor Iain McInnes is a global leader in the field of arthritis research. He has just been appointed as Vice Principal and Head of College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences in the University of Glasgow.

Over two decades, he has led numerous clinical trials and pathogenesis investigation programmes in inflammatory arthritis at the international level. His work has focused upon the biology of inflammatory cytokines in arthritis and extended to other inflammatory diseases. More recently he has worked on the mechanisms of co-morbidities in chronic diseases. He has in addition pioneered the area of precision medicine in inflammatory arthritis.

For the last 5 years, he has served as the Director of the ARUK Centre of Excellence for Rheumatoid Arthritis, now renewed as the UK Centre for Inflammatory Arthritis through to 2024. He is Chief Investigator of the IMID-Bio-UK meta-consortium leading the UK effort to discover precision medicine tractable biomarkers for application in immune diseases. He is immediate past chairman of the Foreum (Foundation for European Rheumatology Research) Scientific Committee, leads the European Roadmap programme that is defining the research agenda for European rheumatology for the next decade and in 2019 became President of EULAR, the leading transnational society for rheumatology across Europe. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He has been recipient of a number of prizes recognizing his work including e.g. the Sir James Black Medal, 2017, The Heberden Medal from BSR in 2018 and most recently the Carol Nachmann Prize in 2019. He was made CBE by Her Majesty the Queen in 2019.

Professor Muffy Calder

Muffy Calder

Vice Principal and Head of College of Science & Engineering

Professor Dame Muffy Calder is Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering. She is also Professor of Formal Methods and her research is in modelling and reasoning about the behaviour of complex software and biochemical systems using computer science, mathematics and automated reasoning techniques. She currently holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research merit award and was a Royal Society Leverhulme Research Senior Fellow.  In the distant past has been a research fellow at BT Laboratories and at DEC Research Labs in California; she  has  collaborated with a number of companies, most recently with NATS (air traffic services).

Previously,  for three years she was on secondment to Scottish Government as Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland.  Before that she was  Dean for Research in the College of Science and Engineering and she has held various positions including  Head of Department, chair of UKCRC (UK Computing Research Committee), Senate Assessor on University of Glasgow Court, member of EPSRC TOP (Technical Opportunities Panel) and co-chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Council.  She is past  external examiner for the MSc. at University of Manchester for undergraduate degrees at the universities of Warwick, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, and NUI Cork. She has a PhD in Computational Science from the University of St. Andrews and a BSc in Computing Science from the University of Stirling. Over the years she has supervised 13 PhD students and 9 postdoctoral research assistants. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the British Computer Society and was awarded the OBE in 2011.

Sara Carter

Sara Carter

Vice Principal and Head of College of Social Sciences

Professor Carter also holds several external appointments. She is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the First Minister of Scotland; the Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board; the Scottish Framework and Action Plan for Women in Enterprise Action Group; and Non-Executive Director of Women’s Enterprise Scotland. Previously, she was a member of the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Advisory Committee and also served on the UK Government’s Women’s Enterprise Task Force. She was awarded an OBE for services to women entrepreneurs in 2008.

Professor Carter was Editor and Senior Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice from 2006-2012. She currently serves on the editorial board of leading academic journals, including the Journal of Business Venturing.

Her research examines the effects of business ownership on the individual, the economic wellbeing of entrepreneurial households, and the consequences of structural inequalities on resource access, particularly finance, on the SME sector.

Moira Fischbacher-Smith

Vice Principal (Learning & Teaching)

Professor Moira Fischbacher-Smith is responsible for strategy and policy development for learning and teaching, oversees quality enhancement, admissions policy and widening participation, and leads on collaborations with the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), Further Education Colleges and Glasgow International College.  She is a member of the Project Board that is developing a new Learning and Teaching Hub on the University's main campus and oversees refurbishment of central teaching spaces on campus.

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Uzma Khan

Vice Principal for Economic Development and Innovation and Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Uzma Khan is Vice-Principal for Economic Development and Innovation, and Deputy Chief Operating Officer at the University of Glasgow, which she joined in November 2020.  Her role includes overseeing several corporate functions that support the University’s approach to delivering its latest strategy ‘World Changers Together - Strategy 2025’, including Planning, Research and Innovation Services, and Economic Development.  

In her capacity as Vice-Principal, Uzma has responsibility for ensuring delivery of the University’s innovation ambitions and in articulating the contribution and impact of innovation activity on the city, region and national economy.

Uzma currently holds a number of non-executive director and trustee roles including at the David Hume Institute, The Poverty Alliance and more recently, has joined CodeBase.

Prior to joining the Higher Education sector, Uzma spent 20 years in the civil service as a professional economist in Scottish Government, providing economic advice and analysis across a range of sectors and portfolios, including economy, health, transport and lifelong learning.

 

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Martin Hendry

Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal (Academic Services)

From 2012-2020 Martin was Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy. His  principal research interests lie in gravitational wave astronomy, applications of gravitational lensing & advanced statistical methods for the analysis of astrophysical and cosmological data sets.

 

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Carl Goodyear

Assistant Vice Principal (Strategy & Resources) 

Professor Carl Goodyear actively supports the Senior Vice Principal in the overall strategic and operational leadership and direction of the University.  He contributes to the leadership of the development, implementation and progress monitoring of the University’s Strategic Plan and to institutional resource planning.

Carl is also a Professor of Translational Immunology & Director of Innovation, Engagement & Enterprise within the School of Infection & Immunity. His research is currently focused on understanding immunopathogenesis of disease (i.e., Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis & Multiple Myeloma) and translating this knowledge into viable therapeutic agents for patients. His is also of the Director of the GLAZgo Discovery Centre, Head of the Glasgow-Lilly alliance and leads a Translational Immunology programme, which provides the critical interface between clinical and basic science.

Wendy Anderson

Assistant Vice Principal (Learning & Teaching)

Wendy Anderson is Dean of Learning & Teaching in the College of Arts & Humanities, University of Glasgow. She is Professor of Linguistics in the English Language & Linguistics subject area and her research specialism is in semantics, metaphor and corpus linguistics.

Chancellor

 Dame Katherine Grainger

Dame Katherine Grainger DBE

The Chancellor is the titular head of the University and is elected to the post for life by the General Council (all graduates and established academic staff). The Chancellor confers degrees upon those who are presented to her by the Senate. She appoints a Vice-Chancellor to do this in her absence: this is currently the Principal. 

Dame Katherine Grainger DBE

 

Chancellor's Assessor

Bo Hu

The Chancellor's Assessor is appointed by the Chancellor to represent her on Court.  Her appointed Assessor is Dr Bo Hu.

Dr Bo Hu

Clerk of Senate

Martin Hendry

From 2012-2020 Martin was Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy. His  principal research interests lie in gravitational wave astronomy, applications of gravitational lensing & advanced statistical methods for the analysis of astrophysical and cosmological data sets.

Director of Finance

Gregor Caldow

  Gregor Caldow

Gregor Caldow is the Executive Director of Finance at The University of Glasgow. He joined the University in March 2016 as the Group Financial Controller and was appointed as Executive Director of Finance in August 2020. As the Executive Director of Finance, Gregor is responsible for the overall financial health and prosperity of the University.

Gregor’s previous experience includes nine years with Royal Dutch Shell, laterally as the Head of Finance for Risk and Insurance after senior roles in financial controls and cost sharing. Prior to this he spent eight years with Motorola and Freescale Semiconductors in a range of roles including Factory Controller, EMEA internal audit manager and EMEA Shared Services Manager.

Gregor is a Chartered Accountant and has a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Economics.

 

Director of People & Organisational Development

Christine Barr

Christine BarrChristine Barr is the Executive Director of People and Organisational Development at the University of Glasgow. Christine is a solution focused leader with a track record of delivery at corporate and strategic levels both within the public and private sectors. She has successfully led significant performance related reward, people development and organisational change programmes that facilitate the achievement of business goals. 

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development with an MSc in Human Resources Management, Christine spent her early career in a series of HR professional roles in the retail, manufacturing and water industries. 

Following a period in the further education sector, Christine originally joined the University of Glasgow as an HR business partner following which she led a number of major strategic HR leadership projects becoming Deputy Director of the service in 2010, prior to taking up her current role in December 2013. 

Christine has led the development and implementation of the University’s People Strategy in the achievement of major HR strategic initiatives aligned with the ambitious strategic plans of the institution. She is an active participant in the UHR, Russell Group and Universitas 21 networks.

Equality Champions

The University’s overall Equality Champion is the Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli.

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Six other Equality Champions, all drawn from senior management, have specific responsibilities for the following protected characteristics.  

In 2013 the University also created the role of Refugee Champion and in 2017 created the role of Mental Health Champion.

All Champions promote and raise awareness around equality issues and provide feedback to the Equality and Diversity Strategy Committee.

Their role includes:

  • Assisting with the progression of equality objectives as outlined in the Equality and Diversity Strategy.
  • Advocating on equality and diversity matters.
  • Working with relevant staff and student equality networks. 

Heads of Colleges

 Jo  Gill

Jo Gill

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Arts & Humanities

Jo Gill is Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts & Humanities, and Professor of Twentieth-Century and American Literature. She joined the University of Glasgow in August 2022 from the University of Exeter where she served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Humanities. She previously held the roles of Associate Dean for Education (2018-19) and Associate Dean for International and Development (2016-18).

Jo was educated at a comprehensive school in the north-west of England and took her BA at Leicester and her MA at York. She then worked in newspapers, publishing and the charity sector prior to returning to academia and taking her PhD at the University of Gloucestershire (2001).

Jo’s research and teaching interests include modern American poetry and the literature and culture of cities and suburbs. She is the author of numerous books and articles including Anne Sexton’s Confessional Poetics (2007), The Cambridge Introduction to Sylvia Plath (2008) and The Poetics of the American Suburbs (2013). Her latest book, which was completed with the support of a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, is Modern American Poetry and the Architectural Imagination: The Harmony of Forms (OUP, forthcoming).

Jo served for six years as Governor, and then Chair of Governors, at Richard Huish Sixth Form College, Somerset. She is former secretary to the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) and was the inaugural co-chair of the BAAS/US Embassy Grants Programme. She has previously served as a trustee of the Exeter Northcott Theatre and currently sits on the Advisory Board of the “93% Club.”

Iain McInnes

Iain McInnes

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

Professor Iain McInnes is a global leader in the field of arthritis research. He has just been appointed as Vice Principal and Head of College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences in the University of Glasgow.

Over two decades, he has led numerous clinical trials and pathogenesis investigation programmes in inflammatory arthritis at the international level. His work has focused upon the biology of inflammatory cytokines in arthritis and extended to other inflammatory diseases. More recently he has worked on the mechanisms of co-morbidities in chronic diseases. He has in addition pioneered the area of precision medicine in inflammatory arthritis.

For the last 5 years, he has served as the Director of the ARUK Centre of Excellence for Rheumatoid Arthritis, now renewed as the UK Centre for Inflammatory Arthritis through to 2024. He is Chief Investigator of the IMID-Bio-UK meta-consortium leading the UK effort to discover precision medicine tractable biomarkers for application in immune diseases. He is immediate past chairman of the Foreum (Foundation for European Rheumatology Research) Scientific Committee, leads the European Roadmap programme that is defining the research agenda for European rheumatology for the next decade and in 2019 became President of EULAR, the leading transnational society for rheumatology across Europe. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He has been recipient of a number of prizes recognizing his work including e.g. the Sir James Black Medal, 2017, The Heberden Medal from BSR in 2018 and most recently the Carol Nachmann Prize in 2019. He was made CBE by Her Majesty the Queen in 2019.

Professor Muffy Calder

Muffy Calder

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science & Engineering

Professor Dame Muffy Calder is Vice-Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering. She is also Professor of Formal Methods and her research is in modelling and reasoning about the behaviour of complex software and biochemical systems using computer science, mathematics and automated reasoning techniques. She currently holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research merit award and was a Royal Society Leverhulme Research Senior Fellow.  In the distant past has been a research fellow at BT Laboratories and at DEC Research Labs in California; she  has  collaborated with a number of companies, most recently with NATS (air traffic services).

Previously, for three years she was on secondment to Scottish Government as Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland.  Before that she was  Dean for Research in the College of Science and Engineering and she has held various positions including  Head of Department, chair of UKCRC (UK Computing Research Committee), Senate Assessor on University of Glasgow Court, member of EPSRC TOP (Technical Opportunities Panel) and co-chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Council.  She is past  external examiner for the MSc. at University of Manchester for undergraduate degrees at the universities of Warwick, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, and NUI Cork. She has a PhD in Computational Science from the University of St. Andrews and a BSc in Computing Science from the University of Stirling. Over the years she has supervised 13 PhD students and 9 postdoctoral research assistants. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the British Computer Society and was awarded the OBE in 2011.

Sara Carter

Sara Carter

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Social Sciences

Professor Carter also holds several external appointments. She is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the First Minister of Scotland; the Enterprise & Skills Strategic Board; the Scottish Framework and Action Plan for Women in Enterprise Action Group; and Non-Executive Director of Women’s Enterprise Scotland. Previously, she was a member of the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Advisory Committee and also served on the UK Government’s Women’s Enterprise Task Force. She was awarded an OBE for services to women entrepreneurs in 2008.

Professor Carter was Editor and Senior Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice from 2006-2012. She currently serves on the editorial board of leading academic journals, including the Journal of Business Venturing.

Her research examines the effects of business ownership on the individual, the economic wellbeing of entrepreneurial households, and the consequences of structural inequalities on resource access, particularly finance, on the SME sector.

Rector

The Rector

The Rector is elected by the students of the University to represent their interests. He or she is also, ex-officio, the Chairperson of the University Court, the body which administers the resources of the University.

The Rector is not active in University strategy or policy-making. The role is principally as spokesperson and representative for student issues. The Rector's participation in events is entirely voluntary and depends on their own availability and choice.

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The Hon Lady Rita Rae

Our current Rector elected in April 2021

Elected Academic Staff Member on Court

Professor Sarah Armstrong

(Audit and Risk Committee, Student Experience Committee)
(1 August 2023 - 31 July 2027)

Professor Dan Haydon   

(Finance Committee, Nominations Committee)
(1 November 2022 - 31 October 2026)

Professor Simon Kennedy 

(Estates Committee, Finance Committee)
(August 2017 - July 2025)

Professor Kirsteen McCue 

(Estates Committee, People & Organisational Development Committee)
(August 2017 - July 2025) 

Professor Bethan Wood 

(People & Organisational Development Committee, Remuneration Committee, Information Policy & Strategy Committee)
(September 2017 - July 2025)

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Senior Management Group

The Senior Management Group advises the Principal as chief executive officer of the University on matters of policy. It also advises Court and Senate on matters of strategic policy (academic and resource), and acts on a day-to-day basis to implement the policies of Court and Senate.

The Senior Management Group comprises:

  • Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli: Principal and Vice Chancellor
  • Professor Frank Coton: Senior Vice Principal and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
  • Rachel Sandison: Vice Principal (External Relations) and Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Engagement)
  • Dr David Duncan: Chief Operating Officer/University Secretary and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Operations)
  • Professor Chris Pearce: Vice Principal (Research & Knowledge Exchange)
  • Uzma Khan: Vice Principal (Economic Development & Innovation)
  • Professor Moira Fischbacher-Smith: Vice Principal (Learning & Teaching)
  • Jo Gill: Vice Principal and Head of College of Arts & Humanities
  • Professor Iain McInnes: Vice Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
  • Professor Sara Carter: Vice Principal & Head of College of Social Sciences
  • Professor Dame Muffy Calder: Vice Principal and Head of College of Science & Engineering
  • Christine Barr: Executive Director of Human Resources
  • Gregor Caldow: Executive Director of Finance
  • Martin Hendry: Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal (Academic Services)

Shadow Board

The Shadow Board is supported by Christine Barr as the SMG Sponsor and James Hamilton as advisor for the Shadow Board.

Read more about the Shadow Board on their dedicated webpages.

Chris Buckland (Chair)

Photograph of Chris Buckland

I am a graduate of the University of Glasgow and have recently returned to my role as Assistant Director of Registry having been seconded to posts in Student Engagement and Academic Policy & Governance during 2022 and 2023.  I have worked in Higher Education since 2006, and within that time I have been responsible for a wide range of student-facing and operational activities, including Examinations, Financial Aid, Immigration Compliance and International Student Support and at the University of Glasgow, as well as tuition fee forecasting and Student Services at other institutions. 

I was selected as Chair of the Shadow Board in August 2023, and I hope to be able to use my skills and experience to act as a critical friend to the Senior Management Group and make a positive difference for both staff and students.

 

Paul Harvey

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Paul Harvey is a lecturer in Autonomous Systems at the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow.

Additionally, he is a working group co-chair in the UN’s ITU-T Focus Group on Autonomous Networks and a visiting researcher at the University of Strathclyde. Paul also possess extensive experience in industrial research, where he was co-founder and research lead of the Rakuten Mobile Innovation Studio, and is a strong believer in open and collaborative research.

www.paul-harvey.org

 

Hessam Mehr

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I am a research fellow working at the interface of chemistry, robotics, and computing science. A new addition to the shadowboard, I joined in 2022.

I have lived, worked, and studied in Iran and Canada prior to coming to Scotland, including a period of working for the Canadian Ministry of Health just before starting my post-doc in the Cronin group at Glasgow in March 2018. As an early-career researcher, I am glad to be able to represent the University's younger academics in the shadowboard, in addition to the concerns of the student body with whom researchers are invariably connected.

I have been a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship since May 2022 working on next generation chemical discovery engines.

 

Linsay Gilchrist

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I am a CIPD qualified Human Resources professional with 16 years of experience currently specialising in Employee Engagement and Communications. Since joining the University in August 2013 I have performed multiple HR roles including HR Adviser and Business Partner within University Services, partnering, supporting and providing expert professional advice to senior leaders across several of our Professional Services directorates.

Prior to UofG I worked as an HR Adviser with the University of Edinburgh, and held HR and operational roles within the Hospitality and Retail sectors. Outside of work I am a mum to two boys and spend much of my time supporting them at the side of football pitches.

Joining the Shadow Board in August 2022, I will use my skills and experience to provide a people orientated perspective to positively influence the University's direction on strategically important matters.

 

Craig Thomson-Gold

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I joined the University in 2009 and worked in International Recruitment based in External Relations for nine years, before joining Registry in 2018. Currently, I am Graduation and Ceremonial Events Coordinator, managing university events including Commemoration Day and Remembrance Sunday. I am also Clerk to several committees including the Honorary Degrees and Academic Dress committees, and Secretary to the Military Education Committee of Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities. In my time at the University, I have worked collaboratively with staff from across the institution, something I look forward to continuing on the Shadow Board.

In my spare time, I enjoy walking, reading and range of arts and crafts.

My preferred pronouns are they/ them. 

 

Alison Devlin

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As the Student Operations Manager for College of Science and Engineering, I work collegiately to deliver an excellent service to our students and colleagues while aspiring to improve learning and teaching systems and processes for all. My experience in both School and College teams provides me with a comprehensive understanding of the learning and teaching space which I really value and will bring with me to the Shadow Board.

I will approach the Shadow Board with openness and innovation, and am looking forward to becoming a critical friend to the Senior Management Group. I am committed to make a positive difference for both students and colleagues.

 

Amy-Beth Jordan

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I am an Events Management professional with a passion for stakeholder experience, currently leading the Events Team within the External Relations Directorate. I have 15 years of experience in events and stakeholder engagement within the higher education sector, including seven at the University of Glasgow. My previous experience includes working within the private sector and in Arts & Culture, which is something I have a personal passion for.

Through my experience in Events, I have engaged with a wide array of internal and external stakeholders including prospective and exisiting students, alumni, donors, strategic partners, academics and everyone else in between! I am committed to ensuring that anyone who engages with the University through one of our events has a positive experience and feels a part of the #TeamUofG community.

I will embrace this new opportunity to support the Senior Management Team as a critical friend on the Shadow Board with a can-do mindset and hope to represent the University’s values in action.

 

Corinne Critchlow-Watton

I work at CENSIS which is Scotland’s Innovation Centre for sensing, imaging, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. CENSIS is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and hosted by the University of Glasgow. We work across sectors with public and private organisations to de-risk and accelerate innovation. I joined the University of Glasgow in July 2022 from the University of Stirling. I graduated with a PhD from the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling and worked there initially as a teaching fellow, then in all things innovation in Scotland and finally in research development. I hope to put my diverse skills and background to good use as a beneficial critical friend to the Senior Management Group. 

 

Julia Hartley

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I am a Lecturer in Comparative Literature in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures with specialisms in French, Italian, and Iranian Studies. I joined the University of Glasgow in January 2023. Prior to this, I held posts at Oxford, Warwick, and King’s College London. The rapid expansion and privatisation of the UK higher education sector has left many academics and students feeling disconnected from decisions and disillusioned about the state of universities. I am therefore proud to work at an institution with a Shadow Board, giving those of us on the ground a valuable opportunity to share our feedback with senior management.

Laura McCaughey

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I am a lecturer in the School of Infection and Immunity, specialising in bacteriology. My research interests lie in understanding and creating opportunities for undergraduate students to develop transferable and employability skills and realsie their graduate identity. This has stemmed from my research public engagement activities where communication, teamwork and skills related to event management are paramount. I am on the Life Sciences Portfolio Employability working group, which aims to increase student exposure to employability related content and skills development, and I am currently involved in identifying and recruiting bioscience industry partners for student internships in their Final Year.  

 

Tony Corrigan

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I am the Student Operations Manager for the College of Social Sciences (CoSS) .  I joined the University in 2019 having previously worked in a variety of people leadership and programme management roles within the financial services sector.  My role involves working with colleagues within CoSS , other Colleges and University level services to help shape and deliver the best possible support for our UG and PGR students throughout their studies.    I strongly believe in the purpose of the Shadow Board and welcome the opportunity to build on the work to date, exchanging knowledge and experience with fellow Board members in order to provide constructive support and challenge to the Senior Management Group.

 

Simon Ambrose

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Simon is Executive Officer to the Vice-Principal & Head of the College of Arts & Humanities. He joined the University of Glasgow in 2020, having previously worked as Executive Officer and Chief of Staff in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at De Montfort University (DMU).
 
At Glasgow, Simon is responsible for providing executive and strategic support to the Vice-Principal, and for overseeing executive governance and central administration in the College of Arts & Humanities.
 
He began his career in higher education at the University of Leicester, working as a personal assistant in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, before holding a number of executive and governance support and management roles at DMU in Leicester and Bedford.
 
Simon graduated in Law and European Study (French) from the University of Exeter and also holds an MBA from DMU.

University Court

Position

Name

Register of interests

can be found here

Rector

Lady Rita Rae

(Student Experience Committee) 

(April 2021 - March 2024)

 

 

Principal and Vice Chancellor

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli

(Estates Committee, Finance Committee, People & Organisational Development Committee, Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee)

(October 2009 - September 2025)

 

Chancellor's Assessor

Dr Bo Hu

(July 2023 - July  2027) 

 

Assessor of the City of Glasgow Council

Cllr Susan Aitken

 (June 2017 - May 2027)

 

Two General Council Assessors

The General Council is a statutory body comprising all the graduates of the University of Glasgow.

 

Dr Christine Middlemiss  

(July 2022 - July 2026)

 

Stuart Hoggan

(Estates Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Finance Committee)

(July 2022 - July 2026)

 

Five Elected Academic Staff Members (Senate Assessors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Elected Professional Services (Support) Staff Member

Professor Sarah Armstrong

(Audit and Risk Committee, Student Experience Committee)

(1 August 2023 - 31 July 2027)

 

Professor Dan Haydon   

(Finance Committee, Nominations Committee)

(1 November 2022 - 31 October 2026)

 

Professor Simon Kennedy 

(Estates Committee, Finance Committee)

(August 2017 - July 2025)

 

Professor Kirsteen McCue 

(Estates Committee, People & Organisational Development Committee)

(August 2017 - July 2025)

 

Professor Bethan Wood 

(People & Organisational Development Committee, Remuneration Committee, Information Policy & Strategy Committee)

(September 2017 - July 2025)

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Mr Christopher Kennedy  

(Estates Committee, Health Safety and Wellbeing Committee)

(August 2019 - July 2027) 

 

Two Trade Union Nominees

Professor Richard Reeve

(1 August 2023 - 31 July 2027)

 

Paula McKerrow 

(Nominations Committee, Health Safety and Wellbeing Committee, People & Organisational Development Committee)

(August 2021 - July 2024)

 

President of Students’ Representative Council

Ms Hailie Pentleton-Owens

(Student Experience Committee, Estates Committee, Finance Committee, Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee)

(July 2023 - June 2024)

  

Assessor of Students’ Representative Council

 Pablo Moran Ruiz

(October 2023 - October 2024)

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Nine Co-opted members

Professor Nicola Dandridge

(Student Experience Committee, Nominations Committee)

(July 2022 - July 2026)

 

Mr David Finlayson 

(Student Experience Committee, Nominations Committee) 

(October 2017 - October 2025) 

 

Laic Khalique 

(Information Policy & Strategy Committee) 

(April 2021 - April 2025) 

 

Jonathan Loukes 

(Finance Committee, Nominations Committee) 

(December 2021 - December 2025)  

 

Kerry Christie

(People & Organisational Development Committee, Remuneration Committee)

(October 2023 - October 2027)

 

Ms Elspeth Orcharton 

(Audit and Risk Committee, Finance Committee)‌

(October 2016 - September 2024) 

  

Ms Elizabeth Passey (Convener of Court)

(Finance Committee, Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee) 

(August 2016 - July 2024)

 

Shan Saba 

(People and Organisational Development Committee, Remuneration Committee)

(April 2022 - April 2026)

 

Mr Gavin Stewart

(Finance Committee, Information Policy & Strategy Committee)

(April 2017 - March 2025)

 

Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary

Dr David Duncan