Our Service

The HR Service at the University consists of a central function headed up by Christine Barr, HR Director and five devolved HR teams within the four Colleges and University Services. The devolved local teams provide HR Business Partner and HR operational support to line managers within their areas of responsibility, and report into the Directors of College Professional Services or, in the case of University Services, the Deputy Secretary of Court.

The central HR team, working closely with the devolved HR teams, have overall responsibility for the People & Organisational Development Strategy 2020-2025and related management/HR policies. Working very closely with local HR teams the service focuses on three strategic themes - Attracting Talent, Supporting Development and Leading Transformation. 

Contact Us

The People and Organisational Development HR Helpdesk can be used to make an enquiry and in many cases, the built in knowledgebase may provide the answer up front. The HR Helpdesk can also be contacted on 0141 330 4008.

Direct contact details for People and Organisational Development colleagues in each College/ University Services, and for the Central HR Teams, can be found below.

There is direct dialing on all extension numbers except those beginning 02 i.e. 0141 330 (extension no.02).

College of Arts

Head of Human Resources Gillian Shaw ext. 7517
HR Advisor Angela Sloan ext. 7502

School of Humanities
School of Culture and Creative Arts
Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH)
College Finance
Academic and Student Admin 

HR Advisor Morag McKenzie  

School of Critical Studies
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Research Office
VP/College Office
Recruitment, Conversion, and Marketing
College IT

HR Assistant Adam Cummings  
HR & Local Resourcing Assistant Ishbel Reed

College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences



Head of Human Resources


Fergus Brown



Deputy Head of Human Resources


David Tedman



HR Adviser


Eileen Brand 


Institute of Cancer Sciences                                                                                               Institute of Infection, Inflammation and Immunity
School of Psychology & Neuroscience
School of Veterinary Medicine
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing


HR Adviser


Catherine Madden


Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Institute of Health and Wellbeing 


HR Adviser


Melanie Deighan


Institute of Molecular Cell & Systems Biology 
School of Life Sciences 
College Services 


HR Adviser


Shona Jenkins


Assistant HR Adviser


Simone Murray 


Lighthouse Lab (Glasgow)

HR Assistant   Ash Kakade  

HR Administrative Assistant


Yeeman Fan










Resourcing Coordinator


Lauren Hughes

ext. 1700

Resourcing Coordinator


Erin Dillon

ext. 1709





College of Science and Engineering

Head of Human Resources Mhairi Docherty ext. 2720
HR Business Partner/Adviser Angela Loy ext. 4269
HR Business Partner/Adviser Leilah Beattie  
Assistant HR Advisor Stephanie Duffy ext. 7506
Human Resources Assistant Yvonne Coull ext. 7483

Computing Science
Maths & Stats

Human Resources Assistant  Emma Jamieson ext. 8123
Physics & Astronomy
Geographical & Earth Sciences
College office
Resourcing Coordinator Maria Turowska ext. 3570
Computing Science
Maths & Stats
Resourcing Coordinator Peter Blyth ext. 3082
Physics & Astronomy
Geographical & Earth Sciences
College office

College of Social Sciences

Head of Human Resources Jim McHarg ext. 2646 
HR Adviser Jim McHarg ext. 2646
School of Education 
HR Adviser Alison Carroll ext. 1790

School of Social and Political Sciences 
College Office

HR Adviser (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs) Laura Cunningham ext. 7587
Adam Smith Business School
HR Adviser (Wed/Thur/Fri) Gemma Fullarton ext. 7587

School of Law
School of Interdisciplinary Studies

HR Assistant Jenni MacIntosh ext. 4056
HR Assistant Kirsty Morris ext. 4056
Local Resourcing Coordinator Piotr Tlok ext. 4270
Local Resourcing Coordinator Jenna Crole ext. 5158
Local Resourcing Coordinator  Farhana Nahid ext. 6450

University Services

Head of Human Resources Claire Williamson ext. 4236


Deputy Head of Human Resources Yvonne Auld  ext. 4230

Estates Directorate:

  • Construction & Capital Programme
  • Facilities Services
  • Strategy Performance & Transformation
  • Property Development & Investment
  • Biological Services
  • Health Safety & Wellbeing

Commercial Services:

  • Accommodation Services
  • Catering & Events
  • Sport
  • Print Unit
HR Adviser (Wed, Thurs, Fri) Susan McGuinness  ext. 3027

Finance Office

Research and Innovation


Strategy and Planning

World Changing Glasgow Transformation

HR Adviser (Wed, Thurs, Fri) Margaret Thomson ext. 4726

Student & Academic Services:

  • Careers Service
  • Counselling & Psychological Services
  • Disability Service
  • Interfaith Chaplaincy
  • International Student Support Service
  • Registry
  • Student Lifecycle Support & Development
  • Student Services Enquiry Team
  • Learning Enhancement & Academic Services
  • Senate Office
  • Complaints Resolution Office

External Relations

HR Adviser (Wed, Thurs, Fri) Shireen Moore ext. 2024

The Hunterian

Information Services:

  • IT Services
  • Library Services
  • Data Protection & FOI
HR Adviser Vickie Wilson ext. 4610

Facilities Services 

Assistant HR Adviser Laura Jolly ext. 3765

Estates Directorate

Commercial Services

HR Assistant Stefanie Moffat ext. 4008
HR Assistant Victoria Russell  
HR Assistant  Hannah Wray ext. 6136
HR Administrative Assistant  Esther Gyabaah ext. 4008
Local Resourcing Coordinator  Lorna Schenkel ext. 4410
Local Resourcing Coordinator  Viktor Ahlberg   

Central HR Teams

The central Human Resource Teams are based in Tay House at Charing Cross.


Executive Director of Human Resources Christine Barr ext. 4724
Deputy Director of Human Resources  Elise Gallagher 07710120104
Executive Assistant to Director of Human Resources Laura McCrimmon ext. 4274
HR Administrative Assistant Luke McWilliams ext. 3905


The Recruitment Team provide an end to end recruitment service to hiring managers, managing the process from the point a vacancy is approved, through advertising, shortlisting and interviewing. The team provides professional advice on search and selection including the use of tests and other selection tools.

Director of Strategic Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Martina Cooper ext. 2913
Head of International & Academic Resourcing Tracey Aydogan ext. 2481
Recruitment Operations Manager Marie Clare Pearse ext. 2990
Immigration Compliance Officer Summer Al Wali ext. 3906 
Resourcing Assistant (Professional Services) Kevin Elliott ext. 7625
Resourcing Assistant (Professional Services) Viktor Ahlberg ext. 3848
Resourcing Assistant (Professional Services) Claire McLaughlin ext. 6415
Resourcing Assistant (Academic) Lorraine Hamilton ext. 5855
Resourcing Assistant (Academic) Bill Breslin ext. 2761
Resourcing Assistant (Research) (Mon/Tues/Wed) Philippa Innes ext. 3379
Resourcing Assistant (Research) (Thurs/Fri) Claire Killin ext. 3379
Resourcing Assistant (Research) Jeni Rundell ext. 3822 
Resourcing Support Assistant Lukasz Olech ext. 1955
Resourcing Support Assistant David White ext. 3898
Onboarding Team Leader Kim Hill ext. 1882
Onboarding Assistant Ewan Carnan  
Onboarding Assistant Jade Kilcoyne ext. 2913
Onboarding Assistant  David White  
Onboarding Assistant  Robert Quinn   
Onboarding Assistant Marta Mauri   
Onboarding Assistant Lisa Howarth   

Performance, Pay and Reward

PPR is responsible for the University’s policy frameworks and processes relating to performance management, career development and reward. The team oversees the annual PDR (Performance Development Review) process and manages Academic Promotion and job grading activities. They have responsibility for developing and monitoring our pay and benefits practice and policies.

Director of Performance & Reward Lesley Cummings ext. 8202
Performance, Pay & Reward Lead Fiona Millar ext. 4460
PPR Administrator (Wed - Fri) Elison Roberts ext. 2513
PPR Administrator (Mon - Wed) Ali Silverstein ext. 2666
PPR Support Administrator Emma Smillie ext. 8202

HR System Support

The HR system (Core HR) provides a range of self-service tools to managers and staff. This provides a database for all positions and people feeding business critical processes such as payroll (which is managed by the Finance Service). It also facilitates the booking and recording of leave and sickness absence as well as the workflows underpinning recruitment, the PDR process and the booking and recording of training. The Systems Team is responsible for the management, development and governance of the system and the data and for promoting its use to improve efficiency and decision making processes.

HR Operations Manager Ann Hastings ext. 2710
HR Systems Co-ordinator Aimee Crawford  ext. 7089
HR MI/Data Co-ordinator Lucy McCormack ext. 6520
HR System Support Assistant Milda Butkiene  
HR System Support Administrator Audra Mowatt ext. 6161

Organisational Development

Organisation Development is an approach that puts people at the heart of change, emphasises creativity and innovation, and positively affects organisational performance. The OD Team uses complementary and disparate specialisms working together to deliver the University aims and aspirations.

Our Employee Development interventions improve the leadership, people management and personal effectiveness of University staff as individuals.

Our Organisation Development interventions develop and improve the system (culture, strategy, structure and process) of the University, growing organisational capability through alignment of strategy, structure, management processes and people.

Director of Organisational Development James Hamilton ext. 2913
Head of Organisational Development Lindsay Barrie  
People and Organisational Development Partner Mhairi Boyd ext. 3350
People and Organisational Development Partner Clare Ennis ext. 4284 
People and Organisational Development Partner Emilie Kelly  
Change and Organisational Design Lead Sarah Hubbard  
Internal Communication and Engagement Lead Jessica Watson  07971725210
Employee & Organisational Development Assessor/Administrator Andrea Miller ext. 3267
Employee & Organisational Development Administrator Elaine Finney ext. 6810
People and Organisational Development Administrator Denise Grant ext. 6977
For general enquiries please email org-dev@glasgow.ac.uk    

Equality & Diversity Unit

The EDU is responsible for promoting and embedding all aspects of equality and diversity within the University community. Uniquely within the function this covers student matters as well as staff. The team is heavily involved in supporting our commitment to Athena SWAN and similar initiatives as well as taking responsibility for monitoring and publishing a range of equality related data and information.

Equality & Diversity Manager Mhairi Taylor ext. 4714
Equality & Diversity Administrator Janell Kelly ext. 1887 
Gender Equality Officer Katie Farrell ext. 5730

Policy & Communications

Policy & Communications offers support to the central HR teams and wider HR function on employee engagement and policy development.

Policy and Employee Relations Lead Chris Branney ext. 7742
Communication and Engagement Lead Linsay Gilchrist