Engagement and Communications

We lead on engagement, communications, culture and change. We run communications channels, share skills and build capacity.

We enable effective engagement with the research community through providing communications channels, enabling colleagues to use them to support the delivery of services and building communications skills and capacity among colleagues.


  • Work across Edinburgh Research Office and the research community, providing expertise on engagement, communications, change and organisational culture.
  • Develop, manage and run the digital channels to communicate Edinburgh Research Office services to the research community.
  • Advise on communications best practice to support effective service delivery.
  • Build communications capacity among colleagues in Edinburgh Research Office.
  • Lead on the engagement of ERO colleagues, in the context of developing of our organisational culture.


Name Role Email
Laura Cockram Head of Engagement and Communications laura.cockram@ed.ac.uk
Grace Harvey Events and Communications Administrator grace.harvey@ed.ac.uk
Sarah Thomas Communications Officer Sarah.Thomas@ed.ac.uk
Sarah Vernon Communications Support Officer sarah.vernon@ed.ac.uk