People

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.

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

School Manager

Ms Audrey Horsburgh

As School Manager, Audrey is responsible for the planning and coordination of the administrative operations of the Graduate School. This includes the role of Health and Safety Officer and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

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Senior Administrator

Mrs Gayle Erwin

Gayle provides administrative support to the Graduate School. Gayle is the Graduate School's Disabilities Coordinator and is clerk to the Module Examination Board and the Degree Classification Board.

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Administrator

Ms Rebecca Anderson

Rebecca provides administrative support to the Graduate School. She covers reception duties, supports teaching administration, and processes applications for incoming students. She is also clerk to the Student Staff Consultative Committee.


MSc and MLitt directors

Digital Health MSc - Co-Director

Dr David Harris-Birtill

David is co-director 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

Digital Health MSc - Co-Director

Dr Silvia Paracchini, FRSE FRSB

Silvia is co-director of the MSc in Digital Health. Silvia's research focuses on the genetic component of neurodevelopmental disorders such as dyslexia.

Silvia Paracchini

Global Social and Political Thought MLitt - Co-Director

Dr Milinda Banerjee

Milinda is co-director of the MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought. Milinda's research draws on global intellectual history, critical theory, and political theology.

Milinda Banerjee

Global Social and Political Thought MLitt - Co-Director

Dr Margarita Vaysman

Margarita is co-director of the MLitt in Global Social and Political Thought. Margarita specialises in late 18th to 21st century Russian and Ukrainian literature and cultural history.

International Development Practice MSc - Director

Dr Emilka Skrzypek

Emilka is the director of the MSc in International Development Practice. Emilka has a dual academic background in sustainable development and social anthropology, and her research is focused on social and geopolitical impacts of resource extraction.

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Sustainable Development MSc - Director

Dr Althea Davies

Althea is director of the MSc in Sustainable Development. Althea's research focuses on understanding the ecological implications of past management and environmental change.

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Gender Studies MLitt - Co-Director

Dr Walter Pedriali

Walter is co-director of the MLitt in Gender Studies, module convenor for GD5501, deputy-director of the St Andrews Gender Institute, and the Director of Teaching in the Philosophy Department. Walter’s research interests include the philosophy of logic, critical theory, gender theory, and social metaphysics.

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Gender Studies MLitt - Co-Director

Dr Ana Guitierrez Garza

Ana is co-director of the MLitt in Gender Studies and director of the St Andrews Gender Institute. Ana's research interests include migration, gender, economic anthropology, inequality, care, labour, morality and ethics.

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Museum and Heritage Studies MLitt - Co-Director

Nicôle Meehan

Nicôle is co-director of the MLitt in Museum and Heritage Studies. Nicôle's research focuses on digital museum objects, networks of interaction, audience engagement and inclusion, museum education and critical data ethics.

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Museum and Heritage Studies MLitt- Deputy Director

Matthew Sheard

Matt is Deputy Director of the MLitt in Museum and Heritage Studies. He is also Head of Experience and Engagement for the University Museums, where he is responsible for audiences, programming, learning, accessibility, audience research and evaluation, digital engagement, and marketing.

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Integrated Training Programme Co-coordinator

Dr Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca is co-coordinator for the Integrated Training Programme and is based in The Centre for Education Enhancement and Development (CEED). Rebecca supports skills developments for PGT students across the University.

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Honorary Lecturer

Dr Alasdair Gordon Gibson

Alasdair has worked for over twenty years with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement planning and managing humanitarian programmes in emergency relief and economic security. He holds a PhD from the University of St Andrews with research focusing on examination of how the discourse around humanitarian principles and practice can be re-cast in the contemporary political environment to enable greater impact and relevance to communities affected by crisis. Alasdair contributes to teaching on the International Development Practice MSc.

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.