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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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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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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 Manager

Helen coordinates and leads the delivery of ECCI’s communications strategy. She also provides dedicated communications support and expertise for ECCI residents and projects.

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Siobhan Dunn

Acting Project Director, Scotland's 2020 Climate Group

Siobhan manages the Secretariat for Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group. She has a background in communications strategy and delivery.

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Sarah Ford-Hutchinson

Communications Manager, Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group

At Scotland's 2020 Climate Group, Sarah is responsible for developing, implementing and reporting on targeted, audience-focused communications.

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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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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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Kristin Hopfe

Project Administrator

Kristin supports ECCI’s innovation and administration teams, primarily working on our Climate-KIC programmes and Online S3.

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Katherine Maxwell

Project and Innovation Officer

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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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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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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Matthew Ross

Centre Administrator

Matthew supports the ECCI management team and oversees the day-to-day administration of the centre. This includes budgets, contracts, building facilities and routine staffing matters.

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Laura Scotland

Events Administrator

Laura 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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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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Charlotte Waugh

Innovation Manager

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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