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.


Head of School / ECA Principal  

Stuart Bennett


Heads of Subject Areas

Head of Subject Area - Art

Joan Smith

Head of Subject Area - Design

Professor Sarah Kettley 

Head of Subject Area - Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Suzanne Ewing                 

Head of Subject Area - History of Art

Professor Richard Williams              

Head of Subject Area - Music    

Dr Elaine Kelly                        


Research, Knowledge Exchange and External Engagement

Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange

Professor Ed Hollis                          

Deputy Director of Research     

Dr Patricia Allmer                  

Director of External Engagement      

Dr Chia-Ling Yang

Library and Collections Officer

Gordon Brennan

Head of Research, Knowledge Exchange and Outreach (RKEO)

Eve Equi

Director of Talbot Rice Gallery

Tessa Giblin


Study, Student Experience and International

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr Jonny Murray

Head of Undergraduate Teaching Organisation

Olwen Gorie                      

Director of Learning and Teaching (Postgraduate Taught)      

Dr Richard Anderson

Director of Postgraduate Research

Prof Neil Cox

Head of Postgraduate Office

Catriona Elder

Director of Student Experience

Dr Kate Carter

Director of Quality

Dr Jill Burke

Director International

Dr Frances Fowle                                            

ECA Senior Tutor

Dr Dimitris Theodossopoulos

ECA Co-ordinator of Adjustments                                             

Dr Penny Travlou

ECA Equalities Directors (job share)                            

Emma Gieben-Gamal

Dr Deborah Jackson

ECA Examiners and Regulations Advisor

John Lowrey


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


Student Representation

ECA Undergraduate School Convenor

Michelle Wolodarsky

ECA Postgraduate School Convenor

Tommaso Zerbi


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