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​Research Information Management 


The Research Information 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.


Joanne Douglas, Head of Research Governance

The duties of the Head of Research Governance,​ include:

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

​​​Research Excellence Framework (REF) Team


Ceri Bain - REF ManagerREF Guidance CTA.jpg

Ceri joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2012 and is a graduate of the Edinburgh Napier Business School. Ceri supported the University with the coordination of the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) submission and is now involved in preparations for the next exercise, which is due to occur in 2028​.

Prior to supporting REF, Ceri worked on a number of strategic research initiatives and has previously provided PA support to members of the University Leadership Team.


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

Sandrine Flower - REF Officer

Sandrine joined Edinburgh Napier in 2018 as Project Coordinator, first in the Human Resources team and later on in the Wellbeing & Inclusion department. Previously, Sandrine worked as Research Administrator at the University of Edinburgh and Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. She graduated in 2011 in France with a Masters degree in Tourism.

Contact: s.flower@napier.ac.uk​



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​


Elaine Lambie - REF Officer (currently on mat leave)

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​