Meet our Corporate Management Team


Our Sector Development Directors are responsible for ensuring the achievement of quality academic standards, business and financial goals in curriculum areas and are supported by Sector Managers and other staff.

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Eleanor Brown

Sector Development Director: Applied Life Studies

Eleanor Brown has over 20 years’ experience of further and higher education gained from working in colleges in the West Midlands, Cornwall, West Yorkshire and Perth. She has a background as a subject specialist in the social sciences. She is currently responsible for the management of a diverse curriculum area which includes, social science, health and social care, early education and childcare, hairdressing and beauty therapy.

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Jennifer Brickwood

Sector Development Director: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

Jennifer studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Dundee and then went on to complete her PGCE(FE) with the University of Sunderland and a FdA in Leadership and Management. She is also a recent graduate of the University of Dundee with an MSc in Leadership and Innocation, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Associate Assessor with Education Scotland. She has over 13 years of experience working within Further and Higher Education starting in The North East of England lecturing in sport, politics and engineering before moving on to be a Subject Leader. She then moved to Scotland taking a post as a Department Manager for Engineering. She joined Perth College UHI in August 2014.  Jennifer is also an ex-Army Captain having served for 14 years in the reserves.

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Jill Elder

Sector Development Director - Business, Management, Computing and Leisure (Interim)

Jill has a range of qualifications, including a Masters in Business Administration, and is an experienced Business and Management lecturer. She is especially interested in the changing student profile in Higher Education in Scotland.

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Christiana Margiotti

Sector Development Director - Creative and Cultural Industries (Interim)

Christiana’s qualifications include BA (Hons) Art, Design and Media: Digital Arts and MA Design (Professional Practice). She has taught a range of subjects across all levels of the curriculum, from lens-based and digital art to intercultural sensitivity and communication. She founded and ran a successful international design and media company for 10 years and has worked on a wide range of international and UK based projects for clients such as Channel 4; Sky Arts and Scottish Arts Council.

Establishing innovative interdisciplinary social inclusion arts and screen based educational projects throughout Scotland; Christiana has also written and produced multiple films screened internationally at Los Angeles; Chicago; Belgrade and Sydney film festivals.

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