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Graduate School team

Director

Dr Morven Shearer

Morven is the head of the Graduate School and has overall responsibility for its academic and administrative operations.

Email:
dirgs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 3805

Deputy Director

Dr Jeffrey Hughes

Jeff is responsible for the academic operations of the Graduate School. Jeff is the Graduate School's director of teaching and also fulfils the duties of assessments officer and academic misconduct officer.

Jeffrey Hughes
Email:
depdirgs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2033

School Manager

Mr Brett Dodgson

Brett is responsible for the administrative operations of the Graduate School including recruitment, admissions, and timetabling. Brett is the Graduate School's adviser of studies and health and safety officer.

Brett
Email:
bsd3@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2032

Administrative Officer

Ms Kim Cartwright

Kim provides administrative support to the Graduate School. Kim is the Graduate School's disabilities coordinator and is clerk to the Graduate School Student Staff Consultative Committee, the Module Examination Board, and the Degree Classification Board.

Kim Cartwright
Email:
kmc23@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067

MSc and MLitt directors

Conservation Studies MSc - Director

Dr Sophie Smout

Sophie is responsible for the design and delivery of the MSc Conservation Studies. Sophie’s research interests include processes that drive changes in animal populations, especially in marine ecosystems, and the implications of bycatch for predators.

Email:
scs10@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)

Digital Health MSc - Co-Director

Dr David Harris-Birtill

David is responsible for the design and delivery of the MSc in Digital Health. David's research interests include remote sensing, image and signal processing, and machine learning for patient benefit.

David Harris-Birtill
Email:
dcchb@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)

Digital Health MSc - Co-Director

Dr Silvia Paracchini, FRSE FRSB

Silvia is responsible for the design and delivery of the MSc in Digital Health. Silvia's research focuses on the genetic component of neurodevelopmental disorders such as dyslexia.

Silvia Paracchini
Email:
sp58@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)

Gender Studies MLitt - Director

Dr Alison Kerr

Alison is responsible for the design and delivery of the MLitt in Gender Studies. Alison's research interests include the philosophy of mind, moral psychology, and metaethics

Alison Duncan Kerr
Email:
adk10@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)

Global Social and Political Thought MLitt - Co-Director

Dr Milinda Banerjee

Milinda is responsible for the design and delivery of the MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought. Milinda's research draws methodologically on the intersections of global intellectual history, critical theory, and political theology.

Milinda Banerjee
Email:
mb419@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)

Global Social and Political Thought MLitt - Co-Director

Dr Margarita Vaysman

Margarita is responsible for the design and delivery of the MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought. Margarita specialises in late 18th to 21st century Russian and Ukrainian literature and cultural history.

Email:
mv37@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)

International Development Practice MSc - Director

Dr Margaret Leighton

Margaret is responsible for the design and delivery of the MSc in International Development Practice. Margaret’s research interests include education and labour economics, development economics, and applied microeconomics.

Margaret Leighton
Email:
mal22@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)

Sustainable Development MSc - Director

Dr Althea Davies

Althea is responsible for the design and delivery of the MSc in Sustainable Development. Althea's research focuses on the role of palaeoecology in environmental management and understanding the ecological implications of past management and environmental change.

Email:
ald7@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)

Interdisciplinary Masters degrees

Interdisciplinary learning is at the heart of the Graduate School and its programmes. You will be encouraged to develop a more rounded, interdisciplinary of understanding of your subject and to use ideas from different disciplines to illuminate your studies.