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We are ECCI

Learn more about our team’s expertise and experience, which projects we’re working on and how to get in touch.

Professor Andy Kerr

Executive Director

Andy is founding Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) and Professor of Low Carbon and Climate Innovation at the University of Edinburgh.

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Ed Craig

Deputy Director & Head of Enterprise and Innovation

Ed leads on ECCI’s innovation and international activities and oversees several flagship ECCI projects.

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Dr Dan Barlow

Programme Manager, ClimateXChange

Dan leads ClimateXChange, based at ECCI. He oversees its work to inform and underpin the policies required to deliver Scotland's low carbon ambitions.

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Anne Marte Bergseng

Communications Manager, ClimateXChange

Anne Marte manages the work ClimateXChange does on adapting to the impacts of climate change. She is also responsible for communications and improving knowledge exchange.

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Ali Bryden

Centre Manager

Ali supports the ECCI management team and oversees the day-to-day administration of the centre.

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Lee Callaghan

Administrator, ClimateXChange

Lee keeps track of all ClimateXChange’s projects, finances and whereabouts. She also manages the organisation’s procurement and events.

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Ciara O'Connor

Project and Information Manager, ClimateXChange

Ciara manages ClimateXChange’s projects across energy, transport and the built environment, and leads on impact and annual reporting.

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Annabel Cooper

Communications Officer

Annabel supports the delivery of ECCI’s communications strategy across media, digital, events and stakeholder engagement.

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Dr Andy Cross

Impact Coordinator

Andy promotes the wide range of external impact from research across the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences. He also builds links between geosciences researchers and ECCI’s networks.

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Helen Dunk

Communications and Project Manager

Helen manages communications at ECCI and leads our Connected Clusters project on accelerating cities’ capacity to drive low carbon transformation.

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Siobhan Dunn

Communications Director, Sustainable Scotland Network

Siobhan manages communications for the Sustainable Scotland Network. She has a background in communications strategy and delivery.

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Sarah Govan

Knowledge Manager, ClimateXChange

Sarah manages ClimateXChange’s land use, agriculture and forestry research projects, working closely with Scottish Government analytical services and policy development.

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June Graham

Network Officer, Sustainable Scotland Network

June joined ECCI in May 2018 to hep drive public sector action on climate change for the Sustainable Scotland Network.

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Dr Joseph Hagg

Science and Skills Manager, Adaptation Scotland

Joseph provides expert scientific advice on climate change as part of the Adaptation Scotland team, employed through ECCI.

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Katherine Maxwell

Acting Innovation Manager

Katherine works in ECCI’s innovation team helping to deliver a range of projects including Climate-KIC, Online S3, SAGES and NERC E3 DTP.

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Jo Podgorska

Events Administrator

Jo manages the booking and delivery of events at ECCI. This includes liaising with clients about their requirements and overseeing onsite logistics and operations.

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Laura Scotland

Project Administrator

Laura supports ECCI’s innovation and administration teams with everything from budget management to contractual matters, reporting and booking travel.

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Stuart Simmons

Business Development Executive

Stuart is the primary point of contact for commercial engagement at the University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences.

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George Tarvit

Director, Sustainable Scotland Network

George joined ECCI in May 2018 to lead the Sustainable Scotland Network, Scotland's network for public sector action on climate change and sustainable development.

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Charlotte Waugh

Acting Head of Innovation

Charlotte manages low carbon business development and innovation support for ECCI. She has a track record in developing thriving new partnerships and businesses.

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Martyna Dama


Martyna greets the circa 1,000 visitors who come through ECCI’s doors each month and answers phone and email inquiries.

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Dr Marcello De Vitis

Climate-KIC Project Support Officer

Marcello supports ECCI’s innovation team with the delivery of a range of innovation and business-focused projects.

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