Institute for Astronomy

People & Contacts

Key Contacts at the IfA

Name Role
Prof. Philip Best Head of Institute
Maria Mazoy Saavedra Deputy Academic Administrator
Steph Blakey

Teaching Office Administrator

Viv Taylor Administrative Assistant

Trent Dupuy

Postgraduate Coordinator

Dr Eric Tittley Research Computing Officer

Staff Directory

Visiting & Honorary Members

For any general enquiries please contact

Ms Maria Mazoy Saavedra, Institute for Astronomy, Royal Observatory,  Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ,  United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8403 (office)

Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8100 (switchboard)

Fax: +44 (0) 131 668 8416


PhD Applications

If you have any application related questions that aren't already answered on our PhD webpage, please e-mail