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Access, Skills and Outcome Agreements

Develops and negotiates outcome agreements with individual universities and college regions to maximise the impact of SFC’s strategic plan, its investments and policies.

About Us

Ensures the right facilities are in the right place to support teaching and learning. The directorate also works to ensure priorities around access, skills and academic quality.

Contacting us by email: Unless specified, the standard email address format for SFC staff is: first initial+surname@sfc.ac.uk, e.g. psmith@sfc.ac.uk.

  • Dr John Kemp, Director, 0131 313 6637.
  • Elaine Malcolm, Group Co-ordinator, 0131 313 6633.

Access

  • Rachel Adamson, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6563.
  • Fiona Burns, Assistant Director Outcomes, Access (Access Policy Lead), 0131 313 6517.
  • Pamela Forbes, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6545.
  • Loretta Hamilton, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6680.
  • Lynn Killick, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6698.
  • Carina Macritchie, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6546.
  • Emma Roberts, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6570.
  • Nick Stansfeld, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6539.
  • Anna Wallace, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer (Articulation), 0131 313 6605.  

Learning and Quality

  • Dr Dee Bird, Assistant Director Outcomes (Learning and Quality), 0131 313 6603.
  • Keith Coyne (College quality issues), Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6554.
  • Derek Horsburgh (HE quality issues), Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6649.

Skills

  • Scott Cairns, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6516.
  • Sharon Drysdale, Assistant Director Outcomes, Skills (Skills Policy Lead), 0131 313 6682.
  • Louise Lauchlan, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6582.
  • Alison Malcolm, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6522.
  • Dr Andre Reibig, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6695.

Outcome Agreements

Outcome Agreement process

  • Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director Outcomes (Outcome Agreement Lead), 0131 313 6618.
  • Cath Carr, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6532.
  • Derek Horsburgh, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer (University Outcome Agreements), 0131 313 6649.
  • Cathy Mitchell, Assistant Director Outcomes, 0131 313 6699.
  • Seamus Spencer, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6673.
  • Nick Stansfeld, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6539.
  • Paul Travers, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6629.

Regional and Institution lead contacts

Contacting us by email: Unless specified, the standard email address format for SFC staff is: first initial+surname@sfc.ac.uk, e.g. psmith@sfc.ac.uk.

Glasgow/Lanarkshire West/Ayrshire
Regional lead: Linda McLeod, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6694
 
Glasgow Region/GCRB Paul Travers, 0131 313 6629
University of West of Scotland Paul Travers, 0131 313 6629
Lanarkshire Region Kathryn O'Loan, 0131 313 6523, koloan@sfc.ac.uk
Paul Travers, 0131 313 6629
University of Glasgow Kathryn O'Loan, 0131 313 6523, koloan@sfc.ac.uk
University of Strathclyde Kathryn O'Loan, 0131 313 6523, koloan@sfc.ac.uk
Glasgow School of Art Kathryn O'Loan, 0131 313 6523, koloan@sfc.ac.uk
Ayrshire College Louise Lauchlan, 0131 313 6582
West College Scotland Paul Travers, 0131 313 6629
Glasgow Caledonian University Paul Travers, 0131 313 6629
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Derek Horsburgh, 0131 313 6649
OA team support Nick Stansfeld, 0131 313 6539

 

Edinburgh/Fife/Central Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire
Regional lead: Ken Rutherford, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6618
 
Edinburgh College Philip McGuinness, 0131 313 6572
Newbattle Abbey College Keith Coyne, 0131 313 6554
West Lothian College Philip McGuinness, 0131 313 6572
Fife College Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625
Forth Valley College Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625
Heriot-Watt University Joshua Bird, 0131 313 6684
Scotland's Rural College Derek Horsburgh, 0131 313 6649
Queen Margaret University Keith Coyne, 0131 313 6554
University of Edinburgh Philip McGuinness, 0131 313 6572
Edinburgh Napier University Philip McGuinness, 0131 313 6572
University of St Andrews Derek Horsburgh, 0131 313 6649
University of Aberdeen Keith Coyne, 0131 313 6554
Robert Gordon University Joshua Bird, 0131 313 6684
North East Scotland College Joshua Bird, 0131 313 6684
University of Stirling Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625
OA team support Cath Carr, 0131 313 6532

 

Tayside
Regional lead: Fiona Burns, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6517
 
University of Dundee Fiona Burns, 0131 313 6517
Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625
Abertay University Fiona Burns, 0131 313 6517
Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625
Dundee & Angus College Fiona Burns, 0131 313 6517
Alison Meldrum, 0131 313 6625

 

South of Scotland
Regional lead: Cathy Mitchell, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6699
 
Borders College Cathy Mitchell, 0131 313 6699
Dumfries & Galloway College Cathy Mitchell, 0131 313 6699

 

Highlands and Islands and Open University Scotland
Regional lead: Seamus Spencer, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6673
 
University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI) Seamus Spencer, 0131 313 6673
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Seamus Spencer, 0131 313 6673
Open University in Scotland Louise Lauchlan, 0131 313 6582