Our staff

All staff play an important role in supporting the RSE to achieve its mission. There are key behaviours and skills we expect of our staff:

Key Behaviours and Skills (002)

As an employer we place great importance on staff health and well-being, diversity in the workplace and supporting learning and development needs.

Job and work placement opportunities are advertised here when available.

Our Teams


Professor Anne Glover DBE Dr Alison Elliot OBE
 RSE President  RSE General Secretary

Dr Rebekah Widdowfield Gordon Adam Graeme Herbert Rob Conner
Chief Executive Director of Development Director of Programmes Director of Finance & Corporate Services
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Julie Steele
Sasha Carcassonne
Executive Officer Business Support Assistant
0131 240 5022 0131 240 5028


Anne Fraser David Nisbet Hannah Chater Ruth Scott Hannah Robertson Robyn Courtenay Victoria Dickson
Awards Manager

(Mon–Thurs
9 am–2 pm)

Awards Team
Leader(Tues–Fri)
Enterprise Officer Research
Awards Officer
Enterprise & Awards Marketing Officer
(Wed–Fri)
Enterprise Fellowships Administrative Assistant Research Awards Officer
0131 240 5003 0131 240 2799 0131 240 5008 0131 240 2792 On maternity leave 0131 240 2782

Sharon Simpson Jenny Liddell Jorja-Rose Wells Steve Wilson
Head of Communications Senior Communications Officer Marketing Officer Digital Communications Officer
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Rob Conner Jennifer Cameron Ciara Nelson Laura Earley Karen O’Neill Beth Parker
Director of Finance & Corporate Services Information Services Manager CRM/IT Manager Records Management Officer Corporate Services Assistant IT Project Support Assistant (Monday, Wednesday,Friday)
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Róisín Calvert-Elliott Karen Sim Kate Kennedy Alana Massie Hannah Bentley Nazia Khan Catriona McDougall
Public Engagement Manager (Mon–Thurs) International/Young People Officer Outreach Officer Public Engagement Officer (Maternity Cover) Events Officer Public Engagement Officer Public Engagement Officer (Maternity Cover) Director of Programmes
0131 240 5026 On Maternity Leave 07502 111 610 0131 240 5029 On Maternity Leave 0131 240 5035/2780 0131 240 5038 0131 240 5015

Morven Chisholm Ashleigh Thow
Fellowship & Young Academy Manager Membership Officer
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Rob Conner Shona O’Brien Jean Geoghegan Jan Williams
Director of Finance & Corporate Services Financial Controller Senior Finance Officer Finance Officer
(Mon 8.30 am–5 pm,
Tues, Wed & Thurs 8.30 am–4 pm,
Fri 8.30 am–3 pm)
(Mon–Thurs
9 am–3 pm)
(Tues, Wed & Fri
9 am–4.30 pm)
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Jennifer McCoull
Legacies & Individual Gifts Manager
On Maternity Leave

Christel Baudère
Senior HR Advisor
0131 240 5036

Alan Salonika Karen Sim
International Relations Manager International Officer
0131 240 2785 On Maternity Leave

William Hardie Craig Denham Paul Stuart
Policy Advice Manager Policy Advice Officer Policy Advice Officer
0131 240 5031 0131 240 2789 0131 240 5020

Karen Sim
Young People Officer
On Maternity Leave

Martina Hlinkova  George Pendleton  Brian Scott Fiona O’Keeffe Lesley-Ann Stewart Brian Adie Rebecca Stabler
Venue Manager  Facilities Officer  Facilities Officer Venue Co-ordinator Venue Assistant (Evenings) Venue Assistant (Evenings) Receptionist
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Morven Chisholm Marie Montondo
Fellowship & Young Academy Manager  Young Academy of Scotland Officer
0131 240 5018  0131 240 5027