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

Susan Mowatt

Head of Subject Area - Design

Professor Juan Cruz

Head of Subject Area - Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Prof Richard Anderson

Head of Subject Area - History of Art

Prof Carol Richardson        

Head of Subject Area - Music    

Dr Martin Parker                       


Research, Knowledge Exchange and External Engagement

Director of Research Excellence     

Dr Kamini Vellodi          

Director of Research Innovation

Dr James Cook

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 Lucy Steeds


Study, Student Experience and International

Director of Postgraduate Research

Dr Nichola Dobson

Head of Student Administration and Support Service

Olwen Gorie                  

Director of Education     

Dr Michael Newton

ECA Director of Quality Assurance & Curriculum Approval

Dr Anne Desler

Director Internationalisation

Dr Miguel Paredes Maldonado

ECA Senior Tutor

Stuart Bennett

ECA Equalities Director                            

Emma Gieben-Gamal

ECA Exam Board and Regulations Group

Olwen Gorie

Co-ordinator of Adjustments

Dr Becca Hasler


Technology and Professional Services

ECA Technologies Strategy Director

Prof John Lee

Director of Professional Services

Dr Francine Shields

Learning & IT Services Manager

Geoff Lee

Head of Engagement & Communications

Jacqueline Hay


Student Representation

ECA Undergraduate School Convenor

Anna Avery

ECA Postgraduate Taught School Convenor

Louise Holway

ECA Postgraduate Research School Convenor

Fiona Child


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