The Centre for Academic Leadership and Development is based in Heriot-Watt's Lord Balerno Building and builds on the on-going success of its award-winning Academic Enhancement department.

It delivers University-wide development programmes - such as Heriot-Watt Crucible, and Research Futures, whilst also leading prominent national initiatives - including Scottish Crucible and the KE Scotland Conference, and forging new collaborative activities with external research and HE institutions.

Research and teaching excellence

The Centre for Academic Leadership and Development aims to support and facilitate research excellence by the institution’s entire academic community - from PhD students and research associates to lecturers and professorial staff.

By continuing to deliver innovative and inspiring leadership and development opportunities, we aim to provide practical ways to help accomplish the University's  Strategic Plan.The Advisory Group for the Centre for Academic Leadership and Development includes Deputy Principals, Prof Garry Pender and Prof John Sawkins; and Director of HRD, Mr Mark Adderley.