Angela Michael - Head of Public Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement and Events
angela.michael@abdn.ac.uk

Angela is responsible for delivering on the mission of the team which is to add value, be creative and raise the profile and reputation of the University through collaborative work with colleagues, the wider region and its communities and external partners locally, nationally and internationally. Previously she has worked across the cultural, tourism and third sectors and also has a background in PR, marketing and fundraising.

The key aim of the PASE team is to support profile, reputation and brand awareness across all areas of our work whether that be through an innovative and exciting events programme, meaningful engagement with internal and external stakeholders or through the team’s work with political and policy engagement.


Jill Murray - Events Manager, Central Festival and Events
j.murray@abdn.ac.uk

Jill has worked at the University for over 14 years in the Events Team. Jill manages the team who deliver a variety of events including festivals, conferences, lectures, VIP visits and virtual events. Jill has a degree in Corporate Communication and has vast experience in funding and sponsorship, project management, marketing and evaluation. Jill is passionate about events and thrives on creativity and new ideas.


Elaine Sinclair - Community and Regional Engagement Officer, Stakeholder Engagement
elaine.sinclair@abdn.ac.uk

Elaine has over 20 years’ experience in strategic planning, management and partnership; facilitating and managing teams and projects in multidisciplinary, multiagency and cross sector settings, working at operational, strategic and senior management levels. In local authority, consultancy, higher education and charitable management roles within and outwith the region, Elaine has successfully enabled and managed collaborative teams and projects by building trust and strong relationships to deliver mutual goals and outcomes.


Alex Ross - Public Affairs Officer, Public Affairs
alexander.ross3@abdn.ac.uk

Alex has several years of experience advising public and private sector clients on political engagement strategies at a local, national and UK level. He has previously worked for the Scottish Government as a policy official and for a Member of Parliament.


Lottie Rodger - Events Officer, Central Festival and Events
l.rodger@abdn.ac.uk

Lottie is a member of the University Alumni family having graduated in 2009 with a degree in History of Art. She has worked in various roles throughout her career including Hospitality, Sales, Marketing, Communications and Operations Management. Lottie has worked for the University now for 13 years in total and has been a member of the Festival and Events team since 2016. She has worked on many large high-profile projects including several events with members of the Royal Family.


Lynne Grant - Events Officer, Central Festival and Events
lynne.grant@abdn.ac.uk

Lynne possesses the true essence of customer service, with a career in hospitality and event management in some of Scotland’s finest hotels and venues, she excels at organisation and never hesitates to embrace new ideas. Lynne works on many institutional events including the annual International Women’s Day event and has been building relationships within local communities and is leading on a community events programme. As well as this she develops and coordinates social media and marketing plans for various events supporting colleagues across the University.


Rhona Skene - Events Assistant, Central Festival and Events
rhona.skene1@abdn.ac.uk

After graduating from Robert Gordon University with an honours degree in Applied Social Sciences, Rhona has held a number of roles in the education and arts sectors. Working within the Central Festival & Events team Rhona’s main focus is on the planning and delivery of online and on-campus events as well as consulting with internal and external colleagues on supporting independent events on behalf of the University. In addition to this Rhona also coordinates the University of Aberdeen’s podcast offering.