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​​Introducing Research, Innovation and Enterprise


Edinburgh Napier's  Research, Innovation and Enterprise supports research activity across the University. Led by Professor Nick Antonopoulos, we have a dedicated team assisting academics and research students across the University.

Our address

Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE)
Edinburgh Napier University
Room H18, Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh EH10 5DT

RIE Leadership 

Vice Principal of Research, Innovation and Enterprise: Prof Nick Antonopoulos - ext 2425 - N.Antonopoulos@napier.ac.uk

Head of Research Funding and Services: Norman Turner - ext 6362 - n.turner@napier.ac.uk

RIE are working with Professorial Leads across the Schools in key Research, Innovation and Enterprise areas to provide academic leadership and assist in close collaboration between RIE and the academic community. We also work closely with the School Directors of Research to ensure we are providing the appropriate support required for the Schools and to ensure consistency in implementation of research initiatives and processes.


General Enquiries

For all general enquiries or if you are uncertain who is best to contact, please get in touch with our general support staff who will be very glad to help:

RIE AdministratorAngela McNaughton - ext 6302 - a.mcnaughton@napier.ac.uk

RIE AssistantSandra Reid - ext 6415 - s.reid@napier.ac.uk


Business Development Managers

Arts & Creative Industries: Matt Burdge - M.Burdge@napier.ac.uk & Jane Ning – J.Ning@napier.ac.uk

Business: Georgina Gilmer – G.Gilmer@napier.ac.uk

Computing: Matt Burdge – M.Burdge@napier.ac.uk

Engineering & Built Environment: Jane Ning - J.Ning@napier.ac.uk

Applied Sciences: Maggie Reid - ext 2778 - M.Reid@napier.ac.uk

Health & Social Care: Maggie Reid - ext 2778 - M.Reid@napier.ac.uk

IP & Commercialisation: Fiona Mason – ext. 3357 – F.Mason@napier.ac.uk


Research Funding Manager​s 

We can help with all aspects of winning and managing funding. Each School has a dedicated Research, Innovation and Enterprise Manager, who should be the first point of contact for funding and Research Management System related enquiries.


Business: Colin Scott - ext 4304 - C.Scott2@napier.ac.uk | Backup Approver: Nina Hakanpaa​

SACI: Carol Johnstone - ext 5017 - C.Johnstone@napier.ac.uk | Backup Approver: Sharon McGettrick

SEBE Sharon McGettrick - ext 6300 - S.McGettrick@napier.ac.uk | Backup Approver: Colin Scott

Applied Sciences: Nina Hakanpaa - ext 6526 - n.hakanpaa@napier.ac.uk | Backup Approver: Ian Anderson

Health & Social Care: Ian Anderson - ext  2285 - ​i.anderson@napier.ac.uk | Backup Approver: Nina Hakanpaa

Computing: Carol Johnstone - ext 5017​ - C.Johnstone@napier.ac.uk | Backup Approver: Ian Anderson

Sharon McGettrick ​​Carol Johnstone Carol Johnstone​ Ian Anderson Nina Hakanpaa Colin Scott

Research Information Management

Head of Research Governance: Lindsay Ramage - ext 2946 - l.ramage@napier.ac.uk

Senior Content ProducerCallum Egan - ext 2790 - callum.egan@napier.ac.uk​

REF Manager: Ceri Bain - ext 6368 - c.bain@napier.ac.uk

REF Officers: Alison McIlveen - ext 6142 - A.McIlveen@napier.ac.uk
Elaine Lambie - ext 6366 - e.lambie@napier.ac.uk
Ali Stapley - ext 2269 - A.Stapley@napier.ac.uk


External Projects

External Projects Manager: Wendy Steven - ext 6440 - w.steven@napier.ac.uk

Contracts: Alistair Wallace - ext 2447 - a.wallace@napier.ac.uk

External Projects Officers:
Business School: Shona Sharp: ext - 6524 - s.sharp@napier.ac.uk
School of Arts & Creative Industries: Wendy Steven - ext 6440 - w.steven@napier.ac.uk
School of Computing: Debbie Ratcliffe: ext - 2448 - d.ratcliffe@napier.ac.uk
School of Engineering & Built Environment: Sheila Sutherland: ext - 3325 - s.sutherland@napier.ac.uk, or
Jill Williamson: j.williamson@napier.ac.uk
School of Applied Sciences: Morag Cherry: m.cherry@napier.ac.uk
School of Health & Social care: Shona Sharp: ext - 6524 - s.sharp@napier.ac.uk


Researcher Development

Head of Researcher Development: Grainne Barkess - ext 3341 - g.barkess@napier.ac.uk

Researcher Developer: Vani Naik (she/her) - v.naik@napier.ac.uk

Research and Innovation Administrator: Janel Fontaine - J.Fontaine@napier.ac.uk

Public Engagement Officer: Dawn Smith - ext 3354 - dawn.smith@napier.ac.uk


Research Degrees

Research Degrees Officer: Annie Ogletree - ext 5032 - a.ogletree@napier.ac.uk

Research Degrees Administrator
Karen Henderson  - k.henderson@napier.ac.uk (Monday to Wednesday)

Research Degrees Assistants:
Ingrid Omand-Good  - I.Omand-Good@napier.ac.uk (Monday to Wednesday)
Judith Wilson - j.wilson@napier.ac.uk (Thursday and Friday)


Bright Red Triangle

Head of Bright Red Triangle: Nick Fannin – n.fannin@napier.ac.uk
Business Advisor: Wendy Wu – w.wu2@napier.ac.uk
Business Advisor: Pete McLean – p.mclean@napier.ac.uk
Business Advisor: Victoria Bradley - v.bradley@napier.ac.uk
Business Engagement & Communications Manager: TBA
BRT Co-ordinator: Vladimir Ivanov – v.ivanov@napier.ac.uk