Lorna Dargan


Lorna is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy, and service delivery of the Careers Centre, as well as providing leadership within the institution around student and graduate employability and career management. She works closely with other university services, including CAPOD, Development, and Admissions, to deliver a joined-up approach to employability.

Lorna also manages the Careers Centre staff working in career guidance/advice, enterprise, communications, and international opportunities.

Nationally, Lorna is an active member of AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services. She is a member of the AGCAS Professionalism Working Party, which focuses on the AGCAS quality agenda and defining professional standards; and is a trainer on the AGCAS/University of Warwick course ‘Guidance Skills (Advanced)’.

Careers advisers

While our careers advisers have sector and school-based specialisms, all are experienced at advising students and graduates on many career-related topics.  These might include career direction, diversity & equality (including disability-related issues) postgraduate study or advice on CVs, applications and interviews.

You can make an appointment with any careers adviser via our reception team.


Shona Mach

Deputy Director/Careers Adviser

Shona has the following specialisms:


  • Accountancy (including audit, tax and other areas offered by professional services firms)
  • Hospitality & events management
  • Human resources & recruitment
  • Information & library management
  • Law
  • Leisure, sport & tourism
  • Psychologist roles
  • Social, guidance & community work
Subject areas

Liz Batterham

Careers Adviser

Liz has the following specialisms:


  • Advertising, PR & marketing
  • Arts administration
  • Buying, selling & retailing
  • Creative arts & design
  • Education
  • Heritage & museums management
  • Personal & careers guidance
  • Publishing, media & performing
  • Translation & interpreting
Subject areas

Pamela Andrew

Employability Co-ordinator

Pamela has the following specialisms:

  • Animal & plant resources
  • Government & public sector
  • Health care
  • Investment banking, investment management & retail banking
  • Medical-related scientific services
  • Natural resources & the environment
  • Pensions & insurance 
  • Property
Subject areas

Dr Delia Belelli

Careers Adviser

Delia has the following specialisms:

  • Academic research (science)
  • Actuarial profession
  • Computing & IT
  • Patents
  • Scientific services
  • Science-related postgraduate (Masters’ & PhD) study
  • Science-related postdoctoral research
Subject areas

In addition, Delia is a member of the CAPOD team (Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development), helping to deliver career skills development courses, with a focus on postgrads and postdocs in the physical sciences.

Careers Adviser
Dr. Bhavya Rao

Careers adviser

Bhavya is currently on maternity leave.  Delia Belelli (above) has taken over Bhavya's responsibilities.

Kristyn Emmer, Careers Adviser
Kristyn Emmer

Careers Adviser

Kristyn covers the following specialisms:


  • Not for Profit
  • Humanitarian work
  • International development
  • International organisations
  • Public affairs
  • Defence & public protection
  • Intelligence and security

Subject areas

Bonnie Hacking

Enterprise & Employability Adviser

Bonnie offers:

  • Advice for self-employment and starting your own business options, for students and graduates of any subject
  • Careers advice (via Advance Appointments) to students interested in management consultancy
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship education, teaching MN2112 Enterprise & Creativity in the School of Management and running a variety of extra-curricular workshops and seminars.

As part of Student Enterprise, she works closely with SIE and other support organisations, offering a range of competitions and events to encourage students and graduates to find and develop good ideas and the skills necessary to turn them into successful ventures.

International opportunities team

Tairan Huo

Asia and Postgraduate Opportunities Manager

Tairan is responsible for

- developing new career resources for Asian students and alumni.
- coordinating networking and career events for Asian students and Alumni.
- providing visa information for working/ starting a business in the UK/abroad after graduation.
- working with admissions and student services to improve postgraduate student experience.

Support staff

Pamela Small

Administrator/Employer Liaison

Pamela has many years’ experience in helping employers engage with students here at St Andrews through promoting their opportunities (graduate roles, internships, etc); booking a space to attend one of our annual Fairs; assisting with organising a Presentation, Skills Workshop, Drop-in and other events.  She is one of the Administrators for the Scottish Shared Vacancy Service; has contact with many of the Student Societies and is responsible for all matters relating to office Finance.  She also works on the HESA/DLHE Surveys.

Tracey Dall

Careers Information Officer

Tracey is responsible for the management, development and updating of careers information resources – both paper-based and online.

She regularly creates, reviews and publishes Careers Centre web pages using the university T4 content management system. 

Tracey also manages both the work experience and graduate case studies databases and provides reception cover when required.

Morag Fraser

Student Connections Facilitator

Morag takes care of Saint Connect, identifying and recruiting new members for all students and alumni to get in touch with.

She is responsible for the content posted to all the groups, sourcing items of interest to share to the community.

She facilitates networking, making connections in the wider world to inspire and assist  people in making a start across all the areas of interest to St Andrews students and alumni.

Morag also works on bringing inspiring Alumni and employers to St Andrews virtually, taking care of Alumni InSights and virtual events at large.

Amy MacDonald


Amy's role is to welcome students to the Careers Centre and to assist them with initial enquiries and to arrange for them to meet with the Careers Advisers.  She is also involved in the updating of careers information resources.

Sam Ross
Sam Ross

Work Shadowing and Santander Internships Coordinator

Sam is responsible for the Work Shadowing Programme which provides students with an opportunity to shadow and meet with staff, friends, and alumni from across the world.

Sam also coordinates the Santander Internships Summer Internships Scheme, which offers 1 - 10 week paid internships in SME's (small to medium enterprises) across the UK.