Steering Group and Technician Champions


The main point of contact for all enquiries relating to the Technician Commitment is Angela Loy (Technician Commitment Institutional Lead) or Mohammad Ali Salik (Technician Commitment Coordinator).

The Steering Group comprises representatives from all key areas within the University, including technical, academic and HR colleagues:

Chair and Champion

Frank Coton, Senior Vice-Principal 

Andrea Roy, Executive Officer to Senior Vice Principal

Technical Managers

Graham Tobasnick (Strategic Programme Manager)

Cyril Pacot (James Watt School of Engineering)

Nicola Britton (Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences)                 

Brian Robb (James Watt School of Engineering)

Claire Wilson (School of Chemistry)

Christine Carr (MVLS Education Hub)

Laura Haddow (Chief Technician and Clinical Resource Manager)

Technical Staff

Mohammad Ali Salik (Technical staff & Technician Commitment Co-ordinator)

Joss Hamilton (Ex-apprentice)

Aris Palyvos (Technical staff)

Beth Dibnah (Technical staff and Technician Champions Network chair)

Lynsey Johnston (Technical staff and Technician Champions Network co-chair)

Academic Lead

Nikolaj Gadegaard (CoSE)

HR Leads
Angela Loy (Centre Coordinator for Modern Apprentices)
Eileen Brand (MVLS HR advisor)
Lesley Cummings (Pay, Performance & Reward )
James Hamilton (Employee & Organisational Development)
Trade Union Representative

Sharon Burns (Unite)

Administrative Lead

Ciara Webster (Administrative Assistant)

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Our current Technician Champions are listed below:

Name School/Service, College
Allan McVie School of Cancer Sciences , MVLS
Alysha Hunter JWSE, S&E
Anna Palombo Molecular Biosciences, MVLS
Aris Palyvos Humanities, Arts
Avanti Bhide School of Infection and Immunity, MVLS
Beth Dibnah School of Molecular Biosciences, MVLS
Caroline O'Connell School of Infection and Immunity, MVLS
Euan Stobbs School of Chemistry, S&E
Gillian Laidlaw School of Chemistry, S&E
Helen Kinch SUERC, S&E
Iain Murdoch SUERC, S&E
Jennifer Cassels School of Cancer Sciences, MVLS
Katrina Stevenson School of Cancer Sciences, MVLS
Laura McGlynn JWNC, S&E
Leo Combs Physics and Astronomy, S&E
Lewis Winton Life Sciences, MVLS
Liene Spruzeniece GES, S&E
Louise Pollock Information Services
Lynsey Johnston MVLS Education Hub
Mark Wildman GES, S&E
Mayuri Hendricks School of cancer science, MVLS
Megan Blaney JWSE, S&E
Nikki Paul CRUK Scotland Institute, MVLS
Pamela Younger MVLS Education Hub
Ross Hepburn School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health, MVLS
Susan Kitson Integrated Protein Analysis Facility, MVLS
Thomas Dickson James Watt school of Engineering, S&E
Thomas Mclurg JWNC, S&E
Tom Purnell School of Infection and Immunity, MVLS
Zackary Manson James Watt School of Engineering, S&E