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Research and Innovation

Leads on research and knowledge exchange (KE), including the development of the Research Excellence Framework for Scotland, researcher career development and Innovation Centres.

About Us

Manages relationships with NHS Education Scotland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig and evaluates major investments.

Develops SFC’s strategies for meeting the requirements of the Climate Change Act, including negotiating targets for universities and colleges to reduce their carbon footprints and helping them invest in research and innovation in the low carbon industries.

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 Stuart Fancey, Director, 0131 313 6559.
  • Joyce Wilson, PA to Director, 0131 313 6623.

Research and Innovation

  • Keith McDonald, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6674.
  • Gary Bannon, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6518.
  • Fiona Bates, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6609.
  • David Beards, Senior Policy Officer, 0131 313 6520.
  • Jennifer Jamieson, Policy Officer, 0131 313 6621.
  • Sophie Lowry, Senior Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6589.
  • Hazel McGraw, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6657.
  • Morven Pritchard, Co-ordinator – Innovation Scotland Forum, 0131 313 6665.
  • Andrew Youngson, Senior Policy Officer, 0131 313 6519.

Strategic activities

  • Morag Campbell, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6530.
  • Dr Helen Raftopoulos, Assistant Director, Health and Care (SFC/NES), 0131 313 6577.
  • John Stout, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6529.
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