Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Staff Profile

Martin Edney

Faculty IT Manager (SAgE)


Roles and responsibilities

I have overall responsibility for IT in Newcastle University's SAgE (Science, Agriculture and Engineering) Faculty. 

I lead a team of IT specialists delivering specialist services and providing local support in the SAgE Faculty's schools and units.

I am responsible for the relationship between the IT Service and the SAgE Faculty.

I am a Leadership Team member of Newcastle University's IT Service (NUIT).


I have

  • worked in UK universities (Durham, Southampton) with roles in Faculty focussed IT support and services, learning technologies, and web development
  • been Head of Computer Science in a polytechnic in Nigeria
  • worked as a systems analyst in a chemical engineering consultancy, working in the oil and process industries around the world.


Postgraduate Certificate: Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Durham University, 2010 
BEng. Electronic Engineering & Computing, University of Sheffield, 1987

Previous positions

Durham University - Academic IT Team Leader, Faculty of Science
Durham University - Learning Technologist
Southampton University - Web Developer, Faculty of Social Sciences
Adamawa State Polytechnic - Head of Computer Science
Honeywell Hi-Spec Solutions - Senior Information Systems Analyst


Member, British Computer Society (MBCS)
Chartered IT Professional, British Computer Society (CITP)
Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council (CEng)
Certified Member, Association for Learning Technologies (CMALT)

Informal interests

Running (especially orienteering and fell running), cycling, music, travel, languages