Meet The Team

The EAUC-Scotland Team are based at Queen Margaret University just outside of Edinburgh. See below for our team members, and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

EAUC-Scotland Office
Queen Margaret University
East Lothian
EH21 6UU

t: 0131 474 0000


In addition to the UK-wide EAUC governance structures, the EAUC-Scotland office has a strategic steer from our Officer Bearers' Group (OBG), consisting of two representatives from both FE and HE institutions. The four current OBG members are introduced below. Our Annual General Meeting and quarterly Forum meetings, open to anyone who works in or with the Further or Higher Education Sector, offer the opportunity for everyone to contribute to the activities and direction of the EAUC Scotland office, and discuss key interests and issues for Scottish FHE sustainability.

Forum Meetings are held quarterly, and listed on the EAUC Events page. Find out more about our Forum meetings and previous meeting minutes in the Downloads from this page. If you would like to access previous minutes which are not shown here, please contact us. 

EAUC-Scotland Team

Matt Woodthorpe
Scotland Programme Manager (Maternity Cover)

Matt manages the EAUC-Scotland Team and Programme, taking responsibility for ensuring delivery of funded activities and that they remain aligned with the needs of the sector. He should be the first point of contact for specific requests from partner organisations and companies, and will always be happy to discuss collaboration and funding opportunities.


Jill Burnett
Carbon and Estates Project Officer

Jill works to support institutions with their Public Bodies Climate Change Duties Reporting. She works with institutions to provides feedback, answer question and provide training to help institutions improve in the future. In addition Jill also manages a number of Topic Support Networks.


Scott Thomson
Scotland Programme Administrator

Scott leads on supporting and developing our networks, communications, resource development, and supporting the team with general administration. He is the first contact within the team for general and event enquiries from colleges, universities and partner organisations.


Sonya Peres
Responsible Institutions Research Intern

Sonya is working on a behalf of the Responsible Universities Group Scotland (RUGS). She is supporting RUGS by working on a variety of outcomes that she will conduct research on and deliver outputs back to the sector. Sonya will be with EAUC Scotland until March 2019. 


Rebecca Petford
Scotland Programme Manager

Rebecca is the Scotland Programme Manager who is currently off on maternity leave and will resume her role in Spring 2021.

Office Bearer's Group

Dr Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs
Higher Education OBG Representative

Lecturer at School of Geography & Sustainable Development
University of St Andrews
t: 01334 463923


John Wincott
Further Education OBG Representative
Sustainability Adviser
Fife College
t: 01592 223105

Michelle Brown
EAUC Scotland Convenor
Higher Education OBG Representative

Head of Social Responsibility and Sustainability Programmes
University of Edinburgh
t: 0131 650 4364

Billy Grace
Further Education OBG Representative

Head of Estates
Dundee & Angus College
t:01382 834861

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