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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

Vacancy

The school manager is responsible for the administrative operations of the Graduate School including recruitment, admissions, and timetabling.

Email:
gradschool@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 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

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
Email:
dcchb@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)
Website:
MSc Digital Health

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
Email:
sp58@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)
Website:
MSc Digital Health

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
Email:
mb419@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)
Website:
MLitt Global Social and Political Thought

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.

Email:
mv37@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)
Website:
MLitt Global Social and Political Thought

International Development Practice MSc - Co-Director

Dr Margaret Leighton

Margaret is co-director 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)
Website:
MSc International Development Practice

International Development Practice MSc - Co-Director

Dr Rikard Jalkebro

Rikard is co-director of the MSc in International Development Practice. Rikard’s research looks at the relationship between insurgencies and peace agreements.

Email:
rj94@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)
Website:
MSc International Development Practice

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.

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

Sustainable Development MSc - Deputy Director

Dr Jo Mhairi Hale

Jo is deputy director of the MSc in Sustainable Development. Jo's research interests include health disparities, social stratification, and migration.

Email:
Jo.Hale@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)1334 46 2067 (Graduate School Office)
Website:
MSc in Sustainable Development

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.