Katie Wilde joined as HDRUK Co Director for Scotland in April 2023 and is the Head of Digital Research at the University of Aberdeen, part of Digital and Information Services with a remit of supporting Researchers with their digital needs.

Katie led on setting up the Grampian Safe Haven (DaSH) within Aberdeen, one of five Trusted Research Environments in Scotland, and securing ISO27001 certification for this service.  Katie is DaSH Director and holds an Honorary Contract with NHS Grampian working closely with colleagues across the region to deliver over 500 projects across a wide range of health informatics.

Katie has a Masters in Mathematics and joined the University of Aberdeen as a Graduate Trainee, working her way up to now lead three distinct teams who help support researchers with their digital needs form Data Management Plans to High performance computing.

When she’s not working Katie can be found taking exercise classes for Friskis&Svettis or out rowing in the North Sea for Collieston Offshore Rowing Club (CORC).