OSDS Staff Profiles

The following profiles are for all the staff that work within OSDS, contact details for each member of staff has been given.  For general office enquiries, please contact the General Office: +44 (0)1334 46 7198.

Dr Lauren Christie

Dr Lauren Christie

Academic Staff Developer

E: lec28@st-andrews.ac.uk


Lauren is the Academic Staff Developer working across both OSDS and CEED teams at the University. This role includes helping to establish a regular programme of events, networking with academic colleagues to help support their continued development, and being involved in our induction and training events. 

Prior to this post, Lauren worked with an interest in academic and educational development at the University of Dundee and has just completed a PhD in bibliotherapy and children’s literature.

Anne Eadie-Tice

Organisational and Staff Development Practitioner

E: afet1@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 467177


Anne designs and delivers development opportunities for staff and departments. This includes Induction; Passport to Excellence Programmes, development of tools, coaching,mentoring and facilitating workshops.



Anne is a global talent specialist with over 20 years of experience in Leadership, Talent, L&D and Change Management working within large organisations across a variety of sectors and countries.


Carina Evans

Web & Evaluation Officer

E: cme2@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 462340


Carina is responsible for the OSDS/CEED evaluation processes, including providing statistics reports and jointly responsible for the preparation, creation, and maintenance of the University MEQs.  Web development and management of OSDS/CEED unit web pages and materials ensuring any links, information and additional content remains updated and consistent, in collaboration with page ‘content owners’.


Carina graduated in a BA (Hons) Commerce at the University of Abertay Dundee, followed by a PG Diploma in IT (University of St Andrews). She also has a Diploma in Cat behaviour and psychology (Centre of Excellence).

Elaine Furnivall

Head of Organisational & Staff Development

E: ecf21@st-andrews.ac.uk


Elaine is the Head of Organisational & Staff Development (OSDS) and is responsible for coordinating organisational development initiatives across the University, including wellbeing, staff engagement, mentoring and coaching. 

Elaine also has operational responsibility for staff development and manages the OSDS ‘developer’ team which coordinates and delivers professional and career development activities for support staff, research staff and academic staff.



Elaine is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Registered Ergonomist and Registered Psychologist (HCPC).  Elaine has worked in people development, behavioural and organisational change for over 30 years. In addition to Higher Education experience Elaine has worked in blue chip, manufacturing, private, charitable, SME and emergency services sectors.  An experienced business owner, manager, managing consultant and executive coach Elaine is level A and B (intermediate) certified in Psychometrics, holds post-graduate qualifications in psychology, work design and management, and is working towards her British Psychological Society Chartered Coach. Elaine is particularly interested in strategic development practices, leadership and talent development.

Avery Hawkins

Organisational Development Coordinator

E: ah329@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 462533


Avery is OSDS’s Organisational Development Coordinator. Working alongside the Head of Organisational & Staff Development, they support OSDS’s work on staff engagement, health and wellbeing, mentoring and bespoke institutional change management projects. Avery’s on-going initiatives include managing the Elizabeth Garrett Mentoring Programme and coordinating the University’s Annual Wellbeing Campaign, which has earned a Healthy Working Lives award, as well as supporting the delivery of other initiatives which aim to improve organisational performance.


This includes contributing to established staff development programmes such as mentoring and the Passports to Excellence, and supporting the provision of the institutional staff survey.


Before joining CAPOD in May 2019, Avery has worked for over six years in the human resource management profession and has held operational and business partnership roles in organisations such as Network Rail Ltd and Santander UK. Avery’s most recent role was as an HR Officer for Historic Environment Scotland, based at their headquarters in Edinburgh. As part of the wider HR Operations Team, their role focused on supporting the Professional Services and Heritage Directorates in effectively addressing people management projects, senior leader development and supporting the delivery of the organisation’s wellbeing campaign to over 300 sites based across Scotland. Avery holds a professional qualification in Human Resource Management from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is an associate member of the CIPD since they qualified in 2015.

Sarah Pollock

OSDS Administrator

E: osdscourses@st-andrews.ac.uk
T: +44 (1334) 467198


As OSDS administrator provides support for OSDS visitors, trainers, OSDS colleagues.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Provides administration support to the OSDS team and Office Managers;

  • Works with PDMS on a daily basis, to administer and manage workshops / events;

  • Provides support at OSDS events such as University Inductions (Staff), special workshops, training events, conferences and additional ad-hoc events.

  • Manages the PDMS system and is the OSDS point of contact, as well as training colleagues in using PDMS and answering general queries when they arise.

  • Day-to-day office administration duties such as answering telephone & 'in person' queries, paper-work and so on.

Claire Wall

Organisational Development Specialist

E: clew1@st-andrews.ac.uk


Claire contributes to the OSDS unit through design and delivery of development opportunities for all staff. This includes induction events, institutional initiatives and working with apprentices.

Claire worked for over 10 years at a local authority developing their staff and leaders through a range of corporate initiatives and leadership courses, whilst providing support as services moved through a change management programme.