Dr. Kirsty Collinge joined the University of Edinburgh in 2018 as Strategic Research Executive within the Research Support Office. As a member of the Strategic Research Initiatives Team, Kirsty is responsible for analysing influencers and drivers of investment in research, identifying potential new funding opportunities, and developing and implementing projects designed to increase and diversify research funding across the University.
Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, Kirsty worked as Research Development Advisor (Strategy) within the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University (2016-2018) and as Research and Knowledge Exchange Data Manager within the Research Strategy and Innovation Office at the University of Glasgow (2012-2016). Between 2008 and 2011 Kirsty worked as a Post-doctoral Researcher investigating the impact of Norse settlement and agriculture on soils of southwest Greenland. Kirsty holds a BA in Geography and Archaeology, and an MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in Geoarchaeology from the University of Stirling.