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Jenni Benyon

Jenni Benyon
Jenni Benyon
Research Projects Administrator
6.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0)131 651 3059

Jenni Benyon is an experienced Research Adminstrator who has worked in the field for over 10 years. She is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, holding an MA (hons)Ancient History, and was delighted, having started her career in research administration at first Napier and then the Univeristy of Stirling, to be able to come back to her academic "home" by joining the staff at the University of Edinburgh in 2013.

Jenni has worked all over the University, from Moray House to HiSS and from the CAHSS RSO to SSPS. She has experience of both pre- and post-award administration and is an expert in financial management and budget administration, stakeholder communications and media, procurement and university systems, and just generally in assisting academics to negoiate the many rules and regulations (both internal and external) which surround University research.

Jenni's portfolio of SSPS grants includes:

  • Sociology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Centre for African Studies
  • South Asian Studies