SGSAH Board Members

The remit of the SGSAH Board is to:

  • Oversee SGSAH’s strategy & operations;
  • Approve and where appropriate make changes to the SGSAH governance structure;
  • Receive reports from the SGSAH Executive and officers on SGSAH finance and operations;
  • Act as final arbiters in the resolution of any conflict escalated to it by the SGSAH Executive Committee.

The Chair of the SGSAH Board rotates between the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow at the start of each academic year, mirroring the arrangement for the SGSAH Executive Committee so that if the University of Edinburgh holds the Chair of the Board, the University of Glasgow holds the Chair of the Executive Committee. As of September 2022, the University of Edinburgh currently holds the Chair of the SGSAH Board.
The Board normally meets in September and March each year.

SGSAH Board Members

Professor Kirstie Blair Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling

Professor Stephen Broad Head of Postgraduate Programmes & Research, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Professor Richard Butt Deputy Prinicipal, Queen Margaret University 

Heather Fisken Head of Policy and Research, Inclusion Scotland

Professor Jo Gill Vice Principal & Head of the College of Arts, University of Glasgow

Jatin Haria Executive Director, Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER)

Professor Nick Higgins Director of the Creative Media Academy, University of the West of Scotland

Professor Natasha Lushetich Professor of Contemporary Art, Media & Theory, Associate Dean of Research, University of Dundee

Professor Frank Müller ‌Assistant Vice-Principal (Dean of Learning & Teaching) and Provost of St Leonard’s College, University of St Andrews

Professor Jemina Napier Associate Principal for Research Culture & People, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Sarah Pedersen Dean of The Graduate School, Robert Gordon University

Professor Stuart Piertney Dean for Postgraduate Research, University of Aberdeen

Professor Sarah Prescott Vice-Principal & Head of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Professor Ian Rivers Executive Dean, Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Strathclyde

Professor Neil Simco Deputy Principal Academic & Research, University of the Highlands & Islands

Professor Sarah Smith Head of Research, Glasgow School of Art

Professor Alastair Robertson Director of the Graduate School, GCU

Professor Kerstin Stutterheim Head of Research, School of Arts & Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University

Professor Nia White Head of Research and the Graduate School, Abertay University