Vice-Principal (Digital Education, Research and Environment)

Responsibilities of the Vice-Principal (Digital Education, Research and Environment) include:

  • defining the strategic vision and leadership of the digital pillar in the refreshed University Strategy
  • generating a digital offering which differentiates and enhances research and impact, learning and teaching, and engagement alongside longsighted investment in digital capacity and capability
  • identifying transformational digital education and research projects and overseeing their implementation for St Andrews.

Professor Monique MacKenzie

Professor Monique MacKenzie took up the role of Vice-Principal (Digital Education, Research and Environment) in 2022.

Monique completed her studies in New Zealand and is a statistician who develops methods and software for data collected over space and time. Her work focuses on identifying spatially explicit change in complex natural systems and primarily finds application in the marine renewables sector as part of environmental impact assessments.

Monique is actively involved in several conservation projects in Africa as a statistician, and has recently completed a grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Microsoft AI for Earth for her work on vulture poisoning in Namibia and surrounding countries. Monique also served for several years on the Children's Panel in Scotland.

Monique previously served as the Director of Teaching in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, as well as Deputy Director and Director of the Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies, and Assistant Vice-Principal (Provost) before taking up the role as Vice-Principal (Digital Education, Research and Environment).