Find out who’s who in Edinburgh College of Art, from our key academic office holders, to members of our management team and our student convenors.


Professor Juan Cruz


Heads of Subject Areas

Head of Subject Area - Art

Dr Linda O Keeffe

Head of Subject Area - Design

Mal Burkinshaw

Head of Subject Area - Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Dr Richard Anderson            

Head of Subject Area - History of Art

Dr Heather Pulliam             

Head of Subject Area - Music    

Dr Martin Parker                       


Research, Knowledge Exchange and External Engagement

Director of Research     

Dr Patricia Allmer                  

Director of External Engagement      


Head of Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact (RKEI)

Eve Equi

Director of Talbot Rice Gallery

Tessa Giblin

Director of Ethics

Dr Rachel Harkness


Study, Student Experience and International

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Interim Convenor of Undergraduate Board of Studies

Dr Jonny Murray

Head of Student Administration and Support Service

Olwen Gorie                  

Director of Learning and Teaching (Postgraduate Taught)      

Dr Michael Newton

Director of Postgraduate Research

Dr Glyn Davis

Director of Quality

Dr Glaire Anderson

Director International


ECA Senior Tutor

Dee Isaacs

ECA Equalities Directors (job share)                            

Emma Gieben-Gamal

Dr Deborah Jackson

ECA Examiners and Regulations Advisor; School Academic Misconduct Officer

John Lowrey

Co-ordinator of Adjustments

Emily Ford-Halliday


Technology and Professional Services

ECA Technologies Strategy Director

Prof John Lee

Director of Professional Services

Dr Francine Shields

Head of Technical Learning Services

Alistair Craig

Deputy Director of Professional Services

Judith Miller

Learning & IT Services Manager

Geoff Lee

Head of Engagement & Communications

Jacqueline Hay


Student Representation

ECA Undergraduate School Convenor

Elias Vasiloudes Nikolaides

ECA Postgraduate School Convenor

Jiapo Chen


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