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Access, Learning and Outcomes

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

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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.

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  • James Dunphy (Register of interests), Director, 0131 313 6500.
  • Jacqui Brasted, Deputy Director, Assurance & Outcomes, 0131 313 6536.
  • Sharon Drysdale, Deputy Director, Work-based Learning and Skills Programmes, 0131 313 6682.
  • Erica Russell–Hensens, Deputy Director, Student Interests, Access & Pathways, 0131 313 6618.
  • Elizabeth Shevlin, Deputy Director, Coherent Learning Provision, 0131 313 6500.

Director's office

  • Nicola McGhee, Business Manager, 0131 313 6500.
  • Amy Jamieson, PA to the Director, 0131 313 6531.
  • Elaine Malcolm, Group Co-ordinator, 0131 313 6633.

Coherent Learning Provision

  • Helen Raftopoulos, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6577.
  • Seamus Spencer, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6673.
  • Dr Upulani Somisara, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6613.

Regional Tertiary Pathfinders

  • Elizabeth Shevlin, Deputy Director, Coherent Learning Provision, 0131 313 6500.
  • Helen Raftopoulos, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6577.
  • Seamus Spencer, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6673.
  • Linda McLeod, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6694.
  • Daniel Proudfoot, Senior Data Analyst, 0131 313 6533.
  • Upulani Somisara, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6613.
  • Morven Pritchard, Project Governance Officer, 0131 313 6665.

Further information on the Regional Tertiary Pathfinders.

Outcomes and Assurance

Assurance

  • Sarah Kirkpatrick, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6696.
  • Cath Carr, Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6532.

Learning and Quality

  • Kathryn O'Loan, Assistant Director, Learning and Quality, 0131 313 6523.
  • Derek Horsburgh, Senior Policy Officer, 0131 313 6649.
  • Karen Gray, Quality Manager, 0131 313 6500.
  • Debra Macfarlane, Quality Enhancement Consultant, 0131 313 6500.

Outcome process

  • Keith Coyne, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6554.
  • James Harrison, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6500.
  • Alison Meldrum, Outcome Agreement Manager, 0131 313 6625.
  • Stef Black, Senior Policy Officer, 0131 313 6500.
  • Louise Lauchlan, Senior Policy Officer, 0131 313 6582.
  • Phoebe Mayer, Senior Policy Officer, 0131 313 6626.
  • Emma Roberts, Senior Policy Officer, 0131 313 6570.
  • Hannah Wilson, Senior Policy Officer, 0131 313 6500.
  • Cath Carr, Policy Officer, 0131 313 6532.

Institutional Engagement and Outcome Agreements lead contacts

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Student Interests, Access and Pathways

  • Fiona Burns, Assistant Director Outcomes, Access (Access Policy Lead), 0131 313 6517.
  • Rachel Adamson, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6563.
  • Carina Macritchie, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6546.
  • Anna Wallace, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6605.
  • Dr Bernadette Sanderson, National Schools Co-ordinator, National Schools Programme, 0131 313 6500.
  • Mary Macgowan, Administrative Officer, National Schools Programme, 0131 313 6500.

Work-based Learning and Skills Programmes

  • Philip McGuinness, Assistant Director, 0131 313 6572.
  • Louise Lauchlan, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6582.
  • Alison Malcolm, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6522.
  • Dr Andre Reibig, Senior Policy Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6695.
  • Nick Stansfeld, Policy/Analysis Officer, 0131 313 6539.