Simon Anderson

Court membership: Lay member from 2010

Simon Anderson is the Director of the Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen) which conducts specifically Scottish studies and elements of the National Centre for Social Research’s (NatCen) UK-wide work.

Simon previously worked in the private sector, in the social research team at the research agency, NFO System Three.  He has also worked as a research manager in the Scottish Office and as an academic researcher.  Simon has particular interest in issues around crime and justice, but has worked across a range of policy areas, using both qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Qualifications/Professional Designations:  MA (Edinburgh), MSc (Edinburgh)

Other University Committees:

University Research Ethics Committee (Chair) from 2010

Simon Anderson
Court membership: Lay member from 2010

Astrid Smallenbroek

Astrid Smallenbroek is the University of Stirling Union President. Her role as Union President includes representing student’s views and interests to the university. Within her year as Union President Astrid hopes to focus on student wellbeing, study space, and transport.

She has recently graduated from the University of Stirling with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Sociology. Whilst at university Astrid was involved in a variety of union and university activity including being Gender Equality Movement president and Equalities officer for two years. She looks forward to advocating for the student body at Court over the next academic year.


Other University Committees:

  • Joint Policy, Planning & Resources Committee 2017
  • Honorary Degrees Committee 2017
  • Education & Student Experience Committee 2017
  • Safety, Health & Environment Committee 2017
  • Academic Council 2017
Portrait image of Astrid Smallenbroek 2017 Students union president

Astrid Smallenbroek

Christine Simpson

Christine Simpson was elected to serve on Stirling Council in 2012 and was elected Provost and Convenor of the Council in May 2017.  She is a graduate of Edinburgh and Stirling Universities and began her career as a social worker, moving more recently into the field of child protection training.  She has served in a voluntary capacity as a Children’s Panel member and on the Board of Family Mediation.

Other University Committees:

- None

Profile image showing Christine Simpson court member provost of Stirling council

Christine Simpson

Kevin Condron

Court membership: Alumni Representative from 2013

Kevin Condron currently works for IBM and has been responsible for marketing a portfolio of IT hardware solutions across Europe since 2006.  He heads up a team dealing with business across Europe as well as liaising with IBM’s worldwide partner organisations.  Kevin has 20 years of experience in marketing across various industries and has led IBM’s marketing for projects at local and international levels.  He was previously the Director of Business Development for Indigo Lighthouse Group, a privately-owned business process and outsourcing company specialising in CRM solutions. 

Kevin is currently the Chair of the University’s Sport Strategy Implementation Group.

As an alumnus of Stirling Kevin was President of the Sports Union and served as a student representative on Court.  Kevin is a keen sportsman and coaches a youths football team.  He also acts as a voluntary marketing consultant for a UK foster care charity. 

Qualifications/Professional Designations:  BA (Stirling), DipDP(CIPD), DipM (Manchester)

Other University Committees:

  • None

 

 

Kevin Condron

Kevin Condron
Court membership: Alumni Representative from 2013

James Dick

Court membership: Staff Assembly representative from 2013

James Dick is a Technical Manager in the Institute of Aquaculture.  He has been a member of staff at the University since 1983 joining as a Trainee Technician in Biological Sciences before moving to the Institute of Aquaculture.  During this period of service he has contributed to more than 75 publications in scientific journals.

James is responsible for technical management in the Institute of Aquaculture. He has specific responsibility for providing technical support to the Aquaculture Nutrition group. This involves support of ongoing research projects with various funding agencies as well as providing support for the learning and teaching objectives of the group. He also has responsibility for quality control for Nutrition Analytical Service which provides an analytical service to the aquaculture and human health industries.

Other University Committees:

  • None
James Dick

James Dick
Court membership: Staff Assembly representative from 2013

Professor Jayne Donaldson

Court Membership: Academic Council Representative 2015

Professor Jayne Donaldson is a Registered Nurse and Registered Nurse Teacher, and has worked in Higher Education since 1998.  Jayne is the Head of Faculty of Health Sciences.

Jayne has a keen interest in the quality of patient experience within healthcare, and recently co-edited a special edition within Nurse Education Today relating to her work in compassionate person-centred care.  She has developed work for NHS Education for Scotland, including Flying Start, an online web-based programme for all newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in Scotland, and chaired a group which developed an online learning resource, Compassionate Connections, which aims to improve compassionate care within heath care provision in maternity services across Scotland.  Jayne is also a member of the Executive Group of SISCC (Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre at the University of Dundee), and has recently developed a studentship on the evaluation of a MOOC (massive open online course) in compassionate care.

Jayne’s other research interests include the use of quality of care metrics to monitor and enhance the quality of patient care, and the early diagnosis of prostate cancer in men.

She is an active member of the Council of Deans for Health (Scotland) and the UK-wide Council of Deans of Health.

Qualifications/Professional Designations:  BN, MN, PhD (Glasgow), PGCE, PGE, BOE, RN, RNT

Other University Committees:

  • Academic Council 2015
  • Academic Advancement and Promotions Committee 2015
Jayne Donaldson

Professor Jayne Donaldson
Court Membership: Academic Council Representative 2015

Alison Green

Court membership: Academic Council representative from 2013

Alison Green is a Senior Teaching Fellow, teaching law in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Alison also holds the position of Deputy Director of Learning & Teaching in the School and has been recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She is a qualified solicitor in Scotland and worked for over 15 years in corporate law practice before joining the University in 2004. During her time in practice Alison was part of the management team of Pagan Osborne, a medium sized law firm in Scotland and was head of their corporate division.

Alongside her roles at University of Stirling, Alison is an active member of the Investigations Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland who set regulations and carry out investigations of the professional behaviour of Chartered Accountants members worldwide. As an Associate of the Chartered  Institute of Bankers she also sits on the Quality and Standards Committee who monitor education in the financial sector provided through the Institute itself and as a validating body.

Qualifications/Professional Designations:  LLB, DipLP (Edinburgh), ACIBS, FHEA

Other University Committees:

  • Academic Council from 2013
Alison Green

Alison Green
Court membership: Academic Council representative from 2013

Hamish Grossart

Court membership: Lay member from 2017

Hamish Grossart is currently a non-executive director of Artemis Investment Management. He has over 30 years boardroom experience, primarily in listed groups. He has worked in the UK and overseas, founding and building businesses, in full time, part time, and non-executive roles in a wide variety of industries including consumer branded goods, commercial radio and print media, manufacturing, retail, hotels, business to business brands, oil and gas exploration and production, and lending and investment banking. He has strong entrepreneurial, commercial, strategic development, financial, and governance skills.

Past chairmanships include Artemis Investment Management and Royal Doulton, and past deputy chairmanships include Cairn Energy, British Polythene Industries, and Scottish Radio Holdings. He was educated at Glasgow Academy and the University of Stirling, and has served as a school governor and as a trustee of an architectural conservation charity. He is married with four children and three step children, and lives and farms in Fife.

Other University Committees:

JPPRC 2017

Hamish Grossart
Court membership: Lay member from 2017

Scott Haldane

Court membership: Lay member from 2012

Scott Haldane was appointed as the Director of Finance and Resources at Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust in November 2012.  Prior to that he was the Strategy & Business Development Director (Scotland) for ATOS IT Services (UK) Ltd.  Scott has extensive experience working as a Director of Finance with both private and public sector organisations. 

Scott has held non-executive roles in the Chartered Institution of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).  He was recognised as Public Sector Finance Director of the year in 2006. 

Scott is currently Chair of the University’s Information Services Advisory Group.

Qualifications/Professional Designations:  BA (Stirling), CA, CPFA, FHfMA

Other University Committees:

  • Audit Committee from 2010
Scott Haldane

Scott Haldane
Court membership: Lay member from 2012

James Grant

Jamie Grant is the Vice-President Communities of the Students’ Union. His responsibilities include managing the 70+ Clubs and Societies, coordinating environmental and student volunteering policy, developing his ‘The City Next Door’ community engagement strategy and deepening ties between the student body, University and Stirling.


Other University Committees:

- Joint Policy, Planning & Resources Committee 2017

Portrait photo of James Grant 2017 deputy students union president

James Grant

Kate Howie

Kate Howie is a Teaching Fellow in mathematics, she joined the University from working as a statistician in medical research. Since being at Stirling, she has taught statistics to students from first year to fourth year undergraduates and MSc and PhD students. Her teaching covers the usefulness of statistics as well as the theoretical and practical techniques.

Kate particularly enjoys meeting students and their parents when they visit the University on Open Days and Applicant Days and then meeting the parents again at graduations. She finds it fulfilling to watch students mature personally and supporting their progression academically through their studies and moving into either employment or further study.

Qualifications/Professional Designations: BSc (Glasgow)

Other University Committees:

· Academic Council 2015 –

Kate Howie

Sean Lewis

Court membership: Lay member from 2012

Sean Lewis is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Allianz’s insurance business in Taiwan.  After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, Sean embarked on a successful career in the commercial world.  He has over 20 years’ experience in leading and managing complex multinational financial services organisations which includes 15 years living and working in Asia (Indonesia, Singapore, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan).  Although he returns to Scotland regularly for both business and personal reasons.

Sean’s significant financial services experience includes insurance, asset management and banking and whilst his functional experience includes strategy, business planning, financial reporting/analysis, risk, compliance and corporate governance.

Sean speaks a good level of Indonesian and Mandarin and basic Japanese.

Qualifications/Professional Designations:  BA (Stirling), CA

 Other University Committees:

  • None
Sean Lewis

Sean Lewis
Court membership: Lay member from 2012

Professor Malcolm MacLeod

Senior Deputy Principal (Operational Strategy and External Affairs)

Professor Malcolm MacLeod (PhD FBPsS FRSA) is an experimental psychologist whose main research interests are concerned with how we retrieve information from memory, the extent to which we can exercise executive control over memory and how memory relates to identity and the world around us.

His research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Scottish Office, Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the British Academy. He has also been the recipient of an RSE Research Fellowship and a British Academy Research Readership.

Before taking up his current appointment, Professor MacLeod spent much of his academic career at the University of St Andrews, where he served in a number of senior academic roles including Vice-Principal (Enterprise and Engagement), Provost of St Leonard’s College and Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Head of the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Professor MacLeod is currently Honorary Secretary for the Executive Committee of UK Deans of Science, a member of the Selection Committee for the Carnegie Trust (Art, Humanities and Social Sciences), a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and a Trustee of a number of charitable trusts including the St Andrews Voices Festival. He is a Chartered Psychologist, an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Responsibilities

  • Deputising as required for the Principal
  • Ensuring appropriate academic engagement and representation in relation to service delivery priorities
  • Academic lead in operational planning and operational resource management process
  • Academic lead regarding institutional strategy on public engagement, internal and external communications and public affairs
  • Academic lead on academic staffing policy, operational staffing issues, and equality and diversity
  • Academic lead on institutional strategy on corporate sustainability, well-being and resilience.
Malcolm MacLeod

Professor Malcolm MacLeod
Senior Deputy Principal (Operational Strategy and External Affairs)

PA to Senior Deputy Principal (Operational Strategy and External Affairs)
Mrs Carol Anne Greenan
T: +44 (0)1786 467022
E: DP.seniorPA@stir.ac.uk


 

Lynne Marr

Court membership: Lay member from 2010

Lynne Marr is a partner at Brodies LLP.  She is a Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist in Employment Law and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. 

Qualifying in 2000, Lynn has fourteen years’ experience, but specialises in contentious employment law.  She represents a wide range of private and public sector clients at employment tribunals in Scotland and England.  Lynne also advises on Data Protection, TUPE, contracts and senior executive compromise agreements.

Lynne has previously worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland where she acted as an in-house employment adviser.

Qualifications/Professional Designations:  LLB (Edinburgh), Dip. LP

Other University Committees:

  • Court Appointments Committee from 2010
  • Remunerations Committee from 2010
Lynne Marr

Lynne Marr
Court membership: Lay member from 2010

Professor Gerry McCormac

Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Gerry McCormac became Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Stirling in May 2010.  He has a science background and has conducted research in both Space Physics and Carbon Dating.  While at the University of Michigan he worked on the NASA Dynamics Explorer satellite programme and subsequently became Director of the Carbon Dating facility at Queen’s University Belfast where he undertook research into global carbon cycling and the dating of historic monuments.

He was Pro-Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast from 2001 to 2010, where he had responsibility for Academic and Financial Planning, Economic Development and External Affairs.  He served on the Northern Ireland (NI) Committee of the Institute of Directors, the NI Economic Development Forum, the NI Science and Industry Panel (MATRIX) and the boards of both the NI Science Park and Business in the Community.  He was a Director and Chair of the Management Board of Queen’s University’s commercialisation company, QUBIS.

He currently assists UK Trade & Investment with the promotion of the UK internationally and is a member of Scottish Enterprise East Regional Advisory Board.  In 2011, he chaired an independent review of teacher employment in Scotland for the Scottish Government.  He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Manufacturers. 

Responsibilities

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor is the ‘Chief Academic and Administrative Officer’ of the University. He presides over the Academic Council and as Vice-Chancellor deputises for the Chancellor and, in his/her absence, confers Degrees and chairs the Conference.

The Principal is also responsible by Statute for ‘the effective working and good order of the University. In effect the Principal is the Chief Executive of the University. The Principal has overall responsibility for the executive management of the University, and, as the Court has general responsibility for the conduct of the affairs of the University, is accountable to the Court for the discharge of his responsibilities.

Professor Gerry McCormac
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

PA to the Principal & Vice-Chancellor
Mrs Seona Donald
T: +44 (0)1786 467012
E: PrincipalPA@stir.ac.uk


Barbara McKissack

Court membership: Lay member from 2013

Barbara McKissack works across the UK as a specialist consultant and independent advisor in creative industries, culture and arts sectors.  In addition she is a lecturer, external examiner and advisor with Glasgow University and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  She chairs the University of Stirling Students Union Trustee Board and has significant board experience. 

Her career has focused primarily in the arts, film and television worlds in senior management, as an independent producer, executive producer, trainer, event manager and commissioner.

Qualifications/Professional Designations:  BA (Stirling)

Other University Committees:

  • Joint Policy, Planning & Resources Committee from 2013
Barbara McKissack

Barbara McKissack
Court membership: Lay member from 2013

Catriona Morrison MBE

Court membership: Lay member 2016

Catriona Morrison is a former elite athlete having had a successful international career where she represented Scotland at two Commonwealth games and held World and European titles in the sports of duathlon.

Her current professional interest is in the area of sport for development where she has worked for local government and the third sector.  She is a business development manager for sports based social enterprise in Edinburgh.

Catriona is also a recent graduate of the Saltire Fellowship, a world-class entrepreneurial executive leadership programme.

Qualifications/Professional Designations:  BA (Glasgow), MSc (University of Alberta), PgDip(Stirling)

Catriona Morrison MBE
Court membership: Lay member 2016

Professor Holger Nehring

Court membership: Academic Council representative 2015

Holger Nehring holds the Chair in Contemporary European History and is currently head of the Division of History and Politics in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. A specialist in post-1945 German and British history, he has a particular interest in the history of social activism, the Cold War, and the history of war and peace in Europe. Having come to Stirling via Oxford (where he was a Rhodes scholar and then held a Junior Research Fellowship at St Peter’s College) and Sheffield, Holger has held a number of visiting positions at the University of Oslo/ the Norwegian Nobel Peace Institute; the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 2010-2013, he served on the academic advisory board of the German Foundation of Peace Research.

In June 2015, Holger played a key role in organising the national Scottish commemorations of the battle of Gallipoli at Stirling together with Stirling Council and the Scottish government’s World War Commemorations panel. He is especially interested in linking historical scholarship and practice in the fields of diplomacy and military strategy.

Qualifications/Professional Designations:  MA (Tübingen), D. Phil. (Oxon.)

Other University Committees:

  • Academic Council 2015 –

Professor Holger Nehring
Court membership: Academic Council representative 2015

Professor Leigh Robinson

Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport: Sport

With a Master’s degree and a PhD from Loughborough University, Leigh is an expert in organisational performance management and investigates the principles of management that make sports organisations more effective. She has an international reputation for her research into the capacity of Olympic sport organisations and has a specialist research profile in the area of the effectiveness of National Federations and National Olympic Committees in developing sports systems. She works extensively with Olympic sports organisations throughout the world and since 2004 has been an advisor to the Olympic Solidarity Commission of the International Olympic Committee on their two global Sports Administration Programmes. 

She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and has spoken on the topic at numerous national and international conferences. Leigh is Editor of Managing Leisure: An International Journal and is on the editorial board of the European Sport Management Quarterly, Leisure Studies and Sport Management Review. She is Director of Governance and Compliance for Commonwealth Games Scotland. 

Responsibilities

The Dean of Faculty is the senior academic officer of the Faculty, responsible for all aspects of its academic performance.  The Head is the accountable manager of all staff within their Faculty, and as such is responsible for the effective management of staff and their performance and for the discharge of all responsibilities and duties devolved to the Faculty. The role is supported by a Faculty Manager who is the primary support role within the faculty.

The Dean of Faculty contributes to the effective management of the University and represent their Faculty both within and outside the University. They are responsible for effective communications with staff within their Faculty and promote and execute institutional strategies and plans.

Leigh Robinson

Professor Leigh Robinson
Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport: Sport

Professor Leigh Robinson, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

E: leigh.robinson@stir.ac.uk


Maggie Roderick

Court membership: Lay member 2016

Maggie Roderick became the minister of Menstrie Parish Church in November 2015, bringing her to live and work near the University. She was ordained as a Church of Scotland minister in 2010, having gained her BD from the University of St Andrews.

Maggie’s previous career was in local government, initially in the Careers Service and then the Trading Standards Service, where she worked in a variety of local authorities in England and Scotland. Whilst at the University of Stirling in the 1970s, Maggie found a passion for social justice and involvement, being on the Council of the Students’ Association. Within her working life, she was immersed in her professional Institute, CTSI, being elected Chairman in 2012. She was also the Lead Officer for environmental matters for many years, working alongside external agencies, such as Defra, BSI and the Energy Savings Trust. As the Office of Fair Trading’s Representative in Scotland, Maggie liaised with the legal, business, consumer and regulatory professions throughout Scotland.

Maggie served on the Scottish Committee of EnergyWatch, has been a foodbank volunteer and is a one of the Alumni Ambassadors at the University of Stirling.

Qualifications/Professional Designations:

BA (Stirling), BD (St Andrews), DipCG (Strathclyde), FCTSI, FRSA

Other University Committees:

  • Audit Committee 2016

Maggie Roderick
Court membership: Lay member 2016

Andrew Sturgess

Court membership: Lay member from 2010

Andrew Sturgess is a Chartered Accountant and currently runs a farming business in South West Scotland.  Prior to his retirement in 2009 he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and its predecessor firms.

Initially he was based in London before going on a secondment to the Johannesburg office in South Africa for two years.  On returning to the UK in 1985, he was based in Glasgow where he spent 23 years as Partner before retirement.  He worked with a broad range of businesses both in the UK and overseas and his breadth of experience included working with globally managed, internationally diverse companies and also growing Scottish based companies.  He has particular experience in Stock Exchange reporting, including merger and acquisition transactions and due diligence reporting. 

Andrew was Chairman of the Institute of Directors of Scotland for 3 years from January 2005.  He was appointed Chair of CIQUAL Limited, a mobile communications company, in July 2010 and also Chairs Ramoyle Group Limited, a property development company based in Stirling.

Qualifications/Professional Designations:  BA (Stirling), FCA, CA

Other University Committees:

  • Court Appointments Committee from 2010
  • Remunerations Committee from 2012
  • Joint Policy, Planning Resources Committee Chair from 2012
  • Finance & Resources Committee from 2010 until 2011
Andrew Sturgess

Andrew Sturgess
Court membership: Lay member from 2010

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