Institute for Astronomy

People & Contacts

Key contacts at the IfA

Staff Directory

See our directory page for contact details of all staff.

General Enquiries

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


Key Contacts

Name Role
Prof. Philip Best Head of Institute
Maria Mazoy Saavedra Deputy Academic Administrator
Steph Blakey Teaching Office Administrator
Prof. Catherine Heymans Postgraduate Coordinator
Dr. Eric Tittley Research Computing Officer

Visiting & Honorary Members

Name Role
Prof. John C Brown FRSE Honorary Professor
Prof. Richard Ellis Visiting Professor
Prof. Chris Evans Visiting Professor
Prof. Alastair Glasse Visiting Professor
Prof. Alan Heavens Visiting Professor
Prof. Andrew Liddle Visiting Professor
Prof. Ian Robson Visiting Professor
Prof. Gillian Wright Visiting Professor
Dr. Michele Cirasuolo Honorary Fellow
Dr. Pamela Klaassen Honorary Fellow