Subject Panels

Subject Panels

SGSAH has four subject panels.  They coordinate disciplinary, cross-disciplinary & inter-disciplinary training & skills development opportunities for doctoral students. Panels have one member from each member HEI with relevant provision in those subjects &, so far as is practicable, have expertise across the range of disciplines covered by the Panel.

A sub-committee of the Panel, with membership from the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, review & rank scholarship applications for the Scottish AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships.

If you are considering applying to the Cohort Development Fund to support a collaborative training event, please contact the relevant Panel Chair(s) in the first instance. You might also want to contact both relevant subject & HEI Panel members for informal guidance.

Their coverage & membership are set out below:

Panel A

History, Law & Legal Studies, Philosophy, Theology, Divinity & Religions
  • Abertay University  - Ken Swinton - Law & Legal Studies
  • Edinburgh Napier University – No member
  • Glasgow School of Art – No member
  • Heriot-Watt University - Dr Pierre de Gioia-Carabellese - Law & Legal Studies
  • Queen Margaret University- No member
  • Robert Gordon University - Professor Sarah Pedersen - History, Cultural Studies
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – No member
  • University of Aberdeen - Professor John Ford - Law
  • University of Dundee - Dr Graeme Morton - History
  • University of Edinburgh - Dr Tillmann Vierkant - Philosophy
  • University of Glasgow - Dr Maud Bracke - History
  • University of St Andrews - Dr T J Lang - Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies
  • University of Stirling - Professor Holger Nehring - History (CHAIR)
  • University of Strathclyde - Dr Karine Varley - History
  • University of the Highlands & Islands - Dr Iain Robertson – History/Historical Geography
  • University of the West of Scotland – Professor David McGillivray - Cultural policy/practice
  • Student Representative - University of St Andrews - Hannah Laurens

If your HEI is not represented on a Panel, you can contact a Panel member from another HEI, or a member from your HEI on another Panel, whichever seems most appropriate. You can also contact the Panel Chair directly with queries.


Panel B

Design, Visual Arts, Architecture, Creative Writing, Film, Drama & Theatre Studies, Cultural Policy (Policy, Arts Management & Creative Industries), Music, Television Studies
  • Abertay University - Professor Alex Law - Creative & Performing Arts
  • Edinburgh Napier University - Professor Alistair McCleery - Creative Writing
  • Glasgow School of Art - Dr Sarah Smith - Visual Art/Culture
  • Heriot-Watt University - Dr Kerstin Pfeiffer - Creative & Performing Arts
  • Queen Margaret University - Dr Michael Stewart - Creative & Performing Arts
  • Robert Gordon University - No member
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Ms Bethany Whiteside - Dance
  • University of Aberdeen - Professor David Smith - Music (CHAIR)
  • University of Dundee - Professor Steve Partridge - Visual Art
  • University of Edinburgh - Dr Craig Martin, Design
  • University of Glasgow - Dr Liz Tomlin - Theatre Studies
  • University of St Andrews - Dr Tom Rice - Film Studies
  • University of Stirling - Dr Sarah Neely - Film Studies
  • University of Strathclyde - Professor David Kinloch - Poetry & Creative Writing
  • University of the Highlands & Islands - Mr Mark Sheridan - Music/Creativity
  • University of the West of Scotland - Mr Graham Jeffery - Creative & Performing Arts

If your HEI is not represented on a Panel, you can contact a Panel member from another HEI, or a member from your HEI on another Panel, whichever seems most appropriate. You can also contact the Panel Chair directly with queries.


Panel C

Art History, Library & Information Studies, Cultural & Museum Studies, Archaeology, Classics
  • Abertay University - Mr Gregor White - Culture & Heritage
  • Edinburgh Napier University - No member
  • Glasgow School of Art - Mr Nicholas Oddy - Cultural & Museum Studies (CHAIR)
  • Heriot-Watt University - Professor Ullrich Kockel - Culture & Heritage
  • Queen Margaret University - No member
  • Robert Gordon University - No member
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - No member
  • University of Aberdeen - Dr Gordon Noble - Archaeology
  • University of Dundee - Dr Jodi-Anne George - English
  • University of Edinburgh - Dr Thomas Tolley - History of Art
  • University of Glasgow - Professor Matthew Fox – Classics
  • University of St Andrews - Dr Carlos Machado - Classics
  • University of Stirling - Professor Sian Jones – Culture, Heritage & Archaeology
  • University of Strathclyde - Professor Ian Ruthven - Library & Information Studies
  • University of the Highlands & Islands - Professor Jane Downes - Archaeology
  • University of the West of Scotland - Professor Gayle McPherson - Culture & Heritage

If your HEI is not represented on a Panel, you can contact a Panel member from another HEI, or a member from your HEI on another Panel, whichever seems most appropriate. You can also contact the Panel Chair directly with queries.


Panel D

English Language, Linguistics, British Sign Language, English Literature, Scottish Literature, Cultural & Popular Studies, Asiatic & Oriental Studies, French Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Hispanic, Portuguese & Latin Studies, Italian Studies, Middle Eastern & African Studies, Russian, Slavonic & Eastern European Studies, German Studies (including Dutch & Yiddish), Interpreting & Translation, Journalism & Publishing, Media & Communication Studies
  • Abertay University - No member
  • Edinburgh Napier University - Professor Mary Fisher - German Studies
  • Glasgow School of Art - Professor Johnny Rodger - Scottish/Urban Literature
  • Heriot-Watt University - No member
  • Queen Margaret University - No member
  • Robert Gordon University - No member
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - No member
  • University of Aberdeen -  Dr Maria Sanchez-Ortiz - Translation & Hispanic Studies
  • University of Dundee - Dr Daniel Cook - English Literature
  • University of Edinburgh - Dr Patrick Honeybone - English Language, Linguistics
  • University of Glasgow - Professor Faye Hammill - English Literature
  • University of St Andrews - Dr Catherine O’Leary - Spanish Literature
  • University of Stirling - Professor Claire Squires - Publishing (CHAIR)
  • University of Strathclyde - Dr Elspeth Jajdelska - English Language & Literature
  • University of the Highlands & Islands - Dr Donna Heddle - English Literature
  • University of the West of Scotland - Professor Katarzyna Kosmala - Cultural Studies/Visual Culture

If your HEI is not represented on a Panel, you can contact a Panel member from another HEI, or a member from your HEI on another Panel, whichever seems most appropriate. You can also contact the Panel Chair directly with queries.