Dr Gillian Mackintosh

Dr Gillian Mackintosh
Dr Gillian Mackintosh
Dr Gillian Mackintosh

Director of Academic Services & Online Education

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Academic Services & Online Education


Gillian was appointed as Director in 2009 and leads the Directorate of Academic Services and Online Education.  The Directorate encompasses the Centre for Academic Development, the Online Education Team and the Registry.  The Directorate provides professional services support across all aspects of academic student administration from registration through to graduation as well as supporting teaching and learning policy development and quality assurance and also provides academic development support to staff and students including pedagogic staff development, eLearning expertise and academic skills support.  Additionally the Directorate also supports the growth of the University's fully online courses and degree programmes.

Gillian is a double graduate of the University having been awarded both a BSc and a PhD in Biochemistry.  Having undertaken a three year post-doctoral fellowship funded by the British Heart Foundation, she joined the Registry in 1998 and was appointed as Academic Registrar in 2007.  More recently, she undertook a two year period of secondment as Director of Online Education & Academic Development where she had lead responsibility for the strategic growth of the University's online education provision.  

Gillian has extensive experience of quality assurance and enhancement of teaching and learning, online education and wider student-related administration.  She has actively participated in a number of QAA and Universities Scotland committees in this area.