Research Support Offices

Front-line research support is provided by admin staff based in Research Support Offices on levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Forum.

  Staff member Role Phone Location

Level 1 Office (IPAB & ICSA)

Email: level1admin@inf.ed.ac.uk

Heather Low

Finance: IPAB and ICSA Supervisor 50 8741 IF 1.37
Steph Smith Admin Support 50 5128 IF 1.37
Magda Nowak Admin Support 50 3291 IF 1.37

Level 2 Office (ANC, IES & CISA)

Email: level2admin@inf.ed.ac.uk

Heather Low Finance: IPAB and ICSA Supervisor 50 8741 IF 2.34
Gareth Beedham Admin Support 50 3100 IF 2.34
Suzanne Perry Admin Support 50 2685 IF 2.34
Julie Laidlaw Finance: IANC and CISA 50 3099 IF 2.34

Level 3 Office (ILCC & CSTR)

Email: level3admin@inf.ed.ac.uk

Nicola Drago-Ferrante Finance: ILCC Supervisor 51 3435 IF 3.37
Seona Wharrie Admin Support 50 4627 IF 3.37
Julie Laidlaw Admin Support 50 4629 IF 3.37
Diana Dalla Costa Admin Support 50 4446 IF 3.37

Level 4 Office (LFCS)

Email: level4admin@inf.ed.ac.uk

Nicola Drago-Ferrante LFCS Supervisor 51 3435 IF 4.37
Magdalena Mazurczak Admin Support 50 5132 IF 4.37
Linda Hope Admin Support 51 3442 IF 4.37
Khush Joshi Finance: LFCS 50 4405 IF 4.37

Main responsibilities

Line managed by Julie Young, each of these offices provides local Institute-specific support to all research staff and PGR students, interacting with administrative colleagues based elsewhere in the School. The Research Support Offices also contain a member of the School Finance Team with direct links to Institute Portfolio Managers. Working closely with Human Resources, Student Services, and Knowledge Management, the Research Support Offices provide for the School's research communities in a range of ways:

  • assistance with events, conferences and workshops
  • booking of travel and accommodation
  • room and resource bookings
  • administration of research meetings
  • maintenance of research publications
  • institute web maintenance
  • admin support to senior members of academic staff as required
  • allocation of visitor spaces
  • research grant staff timesheets
  • staff expenses claims
  • stationery ordering
  • ordering of computing equipment up to £100