Research Deans

Research Deans

Dean for Impact and Engagement

Professor Michelle Macleod
School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
Tel: 01224272548

The Dean for Impact and Engagement takes a key role in promoting the devleopment of impactful research and its progression into impact case studies for submission into REF2028 and beyond. 

The Dean will provide support for research-led Aberdeen 2040 commitments around stakeholder engagement and will lead on the development of both national and internaitonal academic research partnerships.

Dean for Postgraduate Research

Professor Stuart Piertney
School of Biological Sciences
Tel: 01224272864

The Dean for Postgraduate Research is responsible for promoting excellence in all areas of postgraduate research study and providing support, motivation and guidance to colleagues engaged in the development and delivery of postgraduate research programmes to deliver an outstanding postgraduate research student experience.

Dean for People, Culture and Environment

Professor Ben Tatler
School of Psychology
Tel: 01224 273930

The Dean for People, Culture and Environment has strategic responsibility for developing, implementing and evaluating initiatives designed to enhance the way we support a positive research culture for all.

The Dean will work closely with Schools and Porfessional Services to identify priorities for enhancing research culture within and across the University and help to co-design and deliver initiatvies that support these priorities and foster an inclusive and open environment where people are valued for the diverse ways in which they contribute to the world-leading research we produce. 

Dean for Knowledge and Understanding

Professor Nir Oren
School of Natural and Computing Sciences
Tel: 01224274162

The Dean for Knowledge and Understanding is responsible for supporting the University community in maximising the quality and reach of research outputs, as well as supporting the sustainability of University research by enhancing the competitiveness of grant applications and the output element of our REF2029 submission.