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Research Information Management


The research management team supports the collection of research related information for research reporting and the policies which underpin research activity. Much of this information will be available through Worktribe, the research management system. We support the administration of Worktribe (as well as providing training and user guidance), R&I webpages/profiles, and the REF submission. The information recorded in Worktribe on all aspects or research can be used to generate reports for both internal and external reporting requirements.


Head of Research Governance (currently recruiting)

We are currently in the recruitment process for a new Head of Research Governance. Their duties include:

  • Worktribe training and general Worktribe queries
  • Research data management planning
  • GDPR for research projects
  • Researchfish reporting

 Further details will be shared soon.


Ceri Bain - REF Manager

Ceri joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2012 and is a graduate of the Edinburgh Napier Business School, graduating in 2007 with a BA (hons) in Business Management. Having supported the University with the coordination of the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) submission, Ceri went on to support a number of short-term strategic projects relating to the achievement of Strategy2020 and latterly provided administrative support to the Vice-Principal.


Ceri is clerk to the University Research and Innovation Committee and provides guidance on research policy development, as well as coordinating activity relating to preparation for the University’s next Research Excellence Framework submission (REF 2021).


Contact: c.bain@napier.ac.uk - ext 6368​


Elaine Lambie - REF Officer

Elaine joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2012. A graduate of Northumbria University in 2006 with a BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Research, she previously worked as a Research Assistant in Public Policy.


Contact: e.lambie@napier.ac.uk - ext 6366​


Alison McIlveen - REF Officer

Alison joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2013, providing support to the Postgraduate Research Student community at Sighthill Campus. She moved to Merchiston in 2016 to become School Research & Innovation Officer in the School of Computing, before joining the REF Team in January 2020. A graduate of the University of Ulster and King’s College London, she previously worked as a Chartered Surveyor and a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language.


Contact: A.McIlveen@napier.ac.uk - ext 6142​