Research Staff Demographics

Information on the demographics of the research staff population at University of Edinburgh. This data represents research-only academic staff, grades 6-8.

What does the University of Edinburgh research staff community look like?

2023 Research Staff Data

Research area

In August 2023 there were approximately 1,900 research staff at the University of Edinburgh.

  • approximately 284 in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • approximately 737 in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
  • approximately 879 in the College of Science and Engineering.


51% women / 49% men.

Race & Ethnicity

22% of our research staff identify as BAME, with a non-disclosure of 24%. 


46% UK / 53% non-UK/0.9% Unknown. 


Most of our research staff (83%) are aged between 25-44 years old.


6.7% of our research staff disclosed identifying themselves as LGBTQIA+.  


5.2% of our research staff disclosed a disability.

Working Pattern

18% of our research staff hold part-time contracts.

More Information

For more information on the demographics of staff at University of Edinburgh please see the link below to reports from the Equality Diversity Monitoring & Research Committee (EDMARC)

EDMARC Reports