Our Service

The HR Service at the University consists of a central function headed up by Christine Barr, HR Director and five devolved HR teams within the four Colleges and University Services. The devolved local teams provide HR Business Partner and HR operational support to line managers within their areas of responsibility, and report into the Directors of College Professional Services or, in the case of University Services, the Deputy Secretary of Court.

The central HR team, working closely with the devolved HR teams, have overall responsibility for the People & Organisational Development Strategy 2020-2025and related management/HR policies. Working very closely with local HR teams the service focuses on three strategic themes - Attracting Talent, Supporting Development and Leading Transformation. 

Contact Us

The People and Organisational Development HR Helpdesk can be used to make an enquiry and in many cases, the built in knowledgebase may provide the answer up front. The HR Helpdesk can also be contacted on 0141 330 4008.

Direct contact details for People and Organisational Development colleagues in each College/ University Services, and for the Central HR Teams, can be found below.

There is direct dialing on all extension numbers except those beginning 02 i.e. 0141 330 (extension no.02).

College of Arts

Head of Human Resources Gillian Shaw ext. 7517
HR Advisor Angela Sloan ext. 7502

School of Humanities
School of Culture and Creative Arts
Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH)
College Finance
Academic and Student Admin 

HR Advisor Morag McKenzie  

School of Critical Studies
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Research Office
VP/College Office
Recruitment, Conversion, and Marketing
College IT

HR Assistant Maria Razaq  

College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences


Head of Human Resources Fergus Brown  
Deputy Head of Human Resources David Tedman  
Senior HR Business Partner  Melanie Deighan           

College Services

School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing

HR Adviser Lynn Brown   

School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine 

School of Infection & Immunity

Lighthouse Laboratory

HR Adviser Claire Finnan-Brown  

School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health

School of Molecular Biosciences

HR Adviser Shelley Hunt  

School of Health & Wellbeing

School of Cancer Sciences

School of Psychology & Neuroscience

HR Assistant Ash Kakade  
HR Assistant Samantha Shaw  
HR Assistant Toni Galloway  
Resourcing Coordinator Jeanna Brown  
Resourcing Coordinator Erin Dillon ext. 1709


College of Science and Engineering

Head of Human Resources Mhairi Docherty ext. 2720
HR Business Partner/Adviser Angela Loy ext. 4269
HR Business Partner/Adviser Leilah Beattie  
HR Adviser Janine McGregor  
Assistant HR Advisor Stephanie Duffy ext. 7506
Human Resources Assistant Yvonne Coull ext. 7483


Human Resources Assistant  Emma Jamieson ext. 8123

Computing Science
Physics & Astronomy
Geographical & Earth Sciences
College office

Resourcing Coordinator Maria Turowska ext. 3570
Computing Science
Maths & Stats
Resourcing Coordinator Peter Blyth ext. 3082
Physics & Astronomy
Geographical & Earth Sciences
College office

College of Social Sciences

Interim Head of Human Resources Tracy Bryant-Shaw ext. 2646 
School of Education     
HR Adviser Alison Carroll ext. 1790

School of Social and Political Sciences 
College Office

HR Adviser (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs) Laura Cunningham ext. 7587
Adam Smith Business School
HR Adviser (Wed/Thur/Fri) Gemma Fullarton ext. 7587

School of Law
School of Interdisciplinary Studies

HR Assistant Jenni MacIntosh ext. 4056
HR Assistant Kirsty Morris ext. 4056
Local Resourcing Coordinator Piotr Tlok ext. 4270
Local Resourcing Coordinator  Farhana Nahid ext. 6450
Local Resourcing Coordinator  Daniel Brown  

University Services

Head of Human Resources Claire Williamson ext. 4236

 Strategy and Planning

World Changing Glasgow Transformation

Deputy Head of Human Resources Allison Leitch ext.4168

External Relations

The Hunterian

HR Adviser (Wed, Thurs, Fri) Susan McGuinness  ext. 3027

Finance Office

Research and Innovation


HR Adviser (Wed, Thurs, Fri) Shireen Moore ext. 2024

Information Services:

  • IT Services
  • Library Services
  • Data Protection & FOI
HR Adviser Vickie Wilson ext. 4610

Estates Directorate:

  • Construction
  • Strategy Performance & Transformation
  • Property & Development Management
  • Biological Services
  • Health & Safety

Commercial Services:

  • Accommodation Services
  • Catering & Events
  • Sport
  • Print Unit
HR Adviser Laura Jolly  ext. 3765 

Student & Academic Services:

  • Careers Service
  • Counselling & Psychological Services
  • Disability Service
  • Interfaith Chaplaincy
  • International Student Support Service
  • Registry
  • Student Lifecycle Support & Development
  • Student Services Enquiry Team
  • Learning Enhancement & Academic Services
  • Senate Office
  • Complaints Resolution Office

Assistant HR Adviser

  • Facilities Services
Ishbel Reed  
HR Assistant Adam Cummings  
HR Assistant  Lesley Walsh  
HR Assistant  Ryan Sloey  
Local Resourcing Coordinator  Lorna Schenkel ext. 4410
Local Resourcing Coordinator  Rebecca Doig  
Local Resourcing Coordinator Fraser Mitchell  

Central HR Teams

The central Human Resource Teams are based in Tay House at Charing Cross.


Executive Director of Human Resources Christine Barr ext. 4724
Deputy Director of Human Resources  Elise Gallagher 07710120104
Executive Assistant to Director of Human Resources Laura McCrimmon ext. 4274
HR Administrative Assistant Jacqueline Stirling  


The Recruitment Team provide an end to end recruitment service to hiring managers, managing the process from the point a vacancy is approved, through advertising, shortlisting and interviewing. The team provides professional advice on search and selection including the use of tests and other selection tools.

Director of Strategic Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Martina Cooper ext. 2913
Head of Strategic Global Mobility and Academic Resourcing  Tracey Aydogan ext. 2481
Recruitment Operations Manager Eilidh Balfour  
UKVI Compliance Officer Andrew Patton ext. 3906 
UKVI Compliance Assistant Robert Quinn  
Resourcing Team Leader (inc. Research) Philippa Innes ext. 3379
Resourcing Assistant (Professional Services) Kevin Elliott ext. 7625
Resourcing Assistant (Professional Services) David White ext. 2761
Resourcing Assistant (Professional Services) Julie Duguid ext: 7106
Resourcing Assistant (Professional Services) Beth Savage  
Resourcing Assistant (Academic) Lorraine Hamilton ext. 5855
Resourcing Assistant (Academic) Silvia Lopez Navarro  
Resourcing Assistant (Academic) Claire McLaughlin ext: 6415
Resourcing Assistant (Research)  Jade Kilcoyne  
Resourcing Support Assistant Rachel Ross  
Resourcing Support Assistant Maxine Smith  
Onboarding & Compliance Manager Kim Hill ext. 1882
Lead Onboarding Assistant Ewan Carnan  
Onboarding Assistant  Shaun Browning  
Onboarding Assistant Olivia Eaton  
Onboarding Assistant Nora Utesheva  
Onboarding Assistant  Jacqueline Swan  
Onboarding Support Assistant Theo Young  
Onboarding Assistant (UKVI) Olivia Phelan  

Performance, Pay and Reward

PPR is responsible for the University’s policy frameworks and processes relating to performance management, career development and reward. The team oversees the annual PDR (Performance Development Review) process and manages Academic Promotion and job grading activities. They have responsibility for developing and monitoring our pay and benefits practice and policies.

Director of Performance & Reward Lesley Cummings  
Performance, Pay & Reward Lead Fiona Millar  
Peformance & Reward Administrator (Wed - Fri) Elison Roberts  
Performance & Reward Administrator  Ali Silverstein  
Performance & Reward Administrator Victoria Linich  
Performance & Reward Administrator (Mon - Wed) Emily Gilmartin  

HR System Support

The HR system (Core HR) provides a range of self-service tools to managers and staff. This provides a database for all positions and people feeding business critical processes such as payroll (which is managed by the Finance Service). It also facilitates the booking and recording of leave and sickness absence as well as the workflows underpinning recruitment, the PDR process and the booking and recording of training. The Systems Team is responsible for the management, development and governance of the system and the data and for promoting its use to improve efficiency and decision making processes.

HR Operations Manager Ann Hastings ext. 2710
HR Systems Co-ordinator Aimee Crawford  ext. 7089
HR MI/Data Co-ordinator Lucy McCormack ext. 3101
HR System Support Assistant Stacey Logue  ext. 4263 
HR System Support Administrator Audra Mowatt ext. 6161

Organisational Development


Director of Organisational Development James Hamilton
Organisational Development Partner Clare Ennis
Organisational Development Partner Emilie Kelly
Organisational Development Partner Gillian Johnstone
Organisational Development Partner Mhairi Boyd
Organisational Development Partner Piotr Sliwinski
Internal Communication and Engagement Lead Jessica Watson
Organisational Development Assessor/Administrator Andrea Miller
Organisational Development Administrator Denise Grant
Organisational Development Administrator Elaine Finney
For general enquiries please email org-dev@glasgow.ac.uk  

Equality & Diversity Unit

The EDU is responsible for promoting and embedding all aspects of equality and diversity within the University community. Uniquely within the function this covers student matters as well as staff. The team is heavily involved in supporting our commitment to Athena Swan, racial justice and similar activities as well as taking responsibility for monitoring and publishing a range of equality related data and information.

Equality & Diversity Manager Mhairi Taylor  
Gender Equality Officer Dr Katie Farrell  
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy Adviser  Dr Nighet Riaz  
Equality & Diversity Administrator  Janell Kelly   

Policy & Communications

Policy & Communications offers support to the central HR teams and wider HR function on employee engagement and policy development.

Policy and Employee Relations Lead Chris Branney ext. 7742
Communication and Engagement Lead Linsay Gilchrist