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Professor Dave Reay

Executive Director

Dave joined as ECCI's Executive Director in January 2020. He is also Professor of Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh and Director of Policy at ClimateXChange.

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Kate Crowley


Kate is a Lecturer in Climate Risk and Resilience at the University of Edinburgh and joined the ECCI team in August 2020.

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Ed Craig

Deputy Director

Ed has been Deputy Director of ECCI since 2012. He is also Dean, Edinburgh of the China-UK Low Carbon College.

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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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Jamie Brogan

Head of Innovation and Skills

Jamie focuses on developing ECCI’s innovative low carbon projects and professional education programmes.

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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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Alice Creasy

Analyst - Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN)

Alice is an Analyst for the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), providing research and project management support.

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Lucy Crockert

Project Administrator, Sustainable Scotland Network

Lucy coordinates project management and administration and supports programme delivery. She is skilled in sustainability, business development, strategic and digital marketing and event management.

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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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Jenny Fausset

Network Engagement Officer, Sustainable Scotland Network

Jenny joined the Sustainable Scotland Network team in August 2018. Before joining the team, Jenny was a Senior Policy Officer at the City of Edinburgh Council.

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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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Rosanna Harvey-Crawford

Project officer

Rosanna works in ECCI's Innovation team as the co-ordinator of the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) project, and is project lead for NERC and SAGES academic placement programmes.

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Kristin Hopfe

Project Officer

Kristin supports ECCI’s innovation and administration teams, primarily working on our Climate-KIC programmes.

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Gillian Jack

Finance Officer

Gillian handles the finances for ECCI's EIT Climate-KIC projects, including monitoring, reporting, and audit preparation.

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Mingqi Liu (Muki)

Project Officer

Muki provides support for the international-focused projects within the Innovation Team at ECCI.

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Shona McElroy

Innovation Project Manager

Shona manages ECCI's EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator start-up support programme, alongside other ECCI projects that support entrepreneurs and start-ups.

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Catherine Pearce

Capacity Building Manager, Sniffer

Catherine has extensive experience of working on climate and energy policy with governments and parliaments around the world.

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Jo Podgorska


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

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Hester Robertson

Project Manager, Landscapes as Carbon Sinks

Hester manages the Landscapes as Carbon Sinks project - a EIT Climate-KIC new initiative that aims to transform Scotland's landscapes from carbon sources to carbon sinks.

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Laura Scotland

Events and Administration Assistant

Laura is ECCI's main point of contact for event bookings and supports the 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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Kristina Tamane

Business Development Executive

Kristina supports the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences with commercial activity related to space, data and satellites.

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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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Clare Wharmby

Innovation Manager

Claire works in ECCI’s innovation team helping to deliver a range of projects including Climate-KIC and SAGES.

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