Linda Crowe joined the Institute of Advanced Study in early 2012 as
Administrator: a multifaceted management role which sees her take
responsibility for overseeing the operational running of the Institute,
its Fellowship schemes and day to day administrative functions
and supporting the Executive Director in strategic activities. After
completing her degree in German and Sociology in the early 1990s,
she relocated to the North-East to join Siemens. Following more
than a decade working in industry, she made the transition to
Higher Education and joined Durham University in 2008.
Assistant Administrator (COFUND)
Simon Litchfield joined the Institute of Advanced Study in January
2012 as Assistant Administrator (COFUND). His primary role is the
administration of the Durham International Fellowships for Research
and Enterprise (DIFeREns). After coming to the North East in 2000
to read German and Politics, Simon remained in the region to
further his studies before moving into the public sector.
Pauline Edmondson has worked at Durham University since 2001,
and joined the Institute of Advanced Study in March 2015. During
her time at the University, she has worked in several different areas,
including 10 years as Training Secretary with the HR Training Team,
and more recently several years in an administrative role with
Greenspace, the University’s environmental and sustainability team.
Pat McAtominey joined Durham University in February 2017,
having previously worked within the IAS on a temporary basis. Her
experience is mostly within the private sector where she gained
extensive secretarial and administrative knowledge.
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