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Principal's Office

The Principal's Office is made up of the senior management of the University who hold responsibility for specific areas of the University, such as teaching, research or meeting business needs. The Principal's Office serves the Principal and other key officials of the University


Master of the United College and Deputy Principal

Professor Lorna Milne

The Master of the United College is line manager to the 19 Heads of School and oversees the strategic planning of Schools in relation to academic appointments, space and resource allocation.
Full biography

Lorna Milne
Email:
master@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2552

Quaestor and Factor

Derek A Watson FCCA

The Quaestor and Factor provides leadership in the development of the University’s non-academic services.
Full biography

Quaestor and Factor Derek Watson
Email:
quaestor@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2016

Vice-Principal (International Strategy and External Relations) and Senior Vice-Principal

Professor Brad MacKay

The Vice-Principal for International Strategy and External Relations is responsible for developing and managing strategic relationships national and international.
Full biography

Brad MacKay, Vice-Principal (International Strategy and External Relations)
Email:
vpinter@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 3320

Vice-Principal Education (Proctor)

Professor Clare Peddie

The Proctor is responsible for all strategy and practices related to learning and teaching within the University.
Full biography

Professor Clare Peddie - Vice-Principal Education (Proctor)
Email:
proctor@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2588

Vice-Principal (Governance)

Alastair Merrill

The Vice-Principal for Governance provides strategic leadership and management and is responsible for ensuring that the University functions within simple, clear and effective governance arrangements.
Full biography

Vice-Principal (Governance and Planning) Alastair Merrill
Email:
vpgov@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2460

Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

Professor Tom Brown

The Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) holds responsibility for research within the University.
Full biography

Dean of Science - Tom Brown
Email:
vpresearch@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2542

Vice-Principal (Collections, Music and Digital Content)

Professor Katie Stevenson

Vice-Principal (Collections, Music and Digital Content) provides strategy and oversight for the University's physical and digital collections.
Full biography

Dr Katie Stevenson, Assistant Vice-Principal (Collections and Digital Content)
Email:
vpcollections@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 1616

Assistant Vice-Principal (Provost)

Professor Monique Mackenzie

The Assistant Vice-Principal (Provost) is responsible for the development of postgraduate education and research and for the postgraduate community.
Full biography

Email:
provost@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 4057

Assistant Vice-Principal (Diversity)

Professor Ruth Woodfield

The Assistant Vice-Principal (Diversity) supports the University’s commitment to have equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of the St Andrews experience.
Full biography

Email:
avpdiversity@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2553

Assistant Vice-Principal (Dean of Learning and Teaching)

Professor Frank Lorenz Müller

The Assistant Vice-Principal (Dean of Learning and Teaching) supports the Principal’s Office in implementing strategic goals and managing academic business in the University.
Full biography

Dean of Arts and Divinity - Frank Lorenz Muller
Email:
avplearningteaching@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2159

Assistant Vice-Principal (Dean of Arts and Divinity)

Professor Paul Hibbert

The Dean advises the Heads of Schools in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity on aspects of University regulations and academic procedure as relevant to their remit, and offers informal counsel.
Full biography

Assistant Vice-Principal Dean of Arts and Divinity
Email:
avpdeanarts@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2552

Assistant Vice-Principal (Dean of Science)

Professor Ineke De Moortel

The AVP Dean of Science advises the Heads of Schools on aspects of University regulations and academic procedure as relevant to their remit, and offers informal counsel.
Full biography

Assistant Vice-Principal Dean of Science
Email:
avpdeansci@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2552