Human Resources

Human Resources provides strategic and operational advice, support and guidance in all employment matters. The unit delivers a range of central services including recruitment, support and advice, salaries and pensions and data and systems. For a list of HR staff contacts details, please visit the Human resources staff web page.

Core activities include the implementation of those sections of the University’s strategic plan which relate to HR issues as outlined in the People Enabling Strategy 2019-2023, the development and enhancement of HR policies and procedures, recruitment of academic and professional staff, implementing and administering internal HR procedures such as promotions, grading reviews, salaries and pensions administration, the provision of management information both internally and externally and providing advice and guidance on employee relation matters, immigration, best practice and employment legislation.

The HR team operates an HR Business Partner model, with each School or unit having a designated point of contact for HR advice and guidance. 

Human Resources is managed by Mairi Stewart (Director) and Louise Nixon (Deputy Director).

General enquiries


Phone: 44 (0)1334 46 3096

Walter Bower House
St Andrews
KY16 0US