Principal & Vice-Chancellor
Professor Andrea Nolan OBE MVB MRCVS DVA PhD DiplECVA DipECVPT FRSE
Andrea graduated as a
veterinary surgeon from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and after a short time
in veterinary practice, embarked on an academic career which led to her
appointment as a lecturer in Veterinary Pharmacology, and ultimately, Professor
at the University of Glasgow. She was Deputy Vice Chancellor for the University
of Glasgow before taking up the role of Principal and Vice-Chancellor at
Edinburgh Napier University in 2013.
In her academic career,
Andrea established herself as a research leader in the field of animal pain,
its recognition and management. She has published widely and has received
awards for her work including the Pfizer Academic Award for Animal Health
Research, the Amoroso Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association
and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare Companion Animal Award for
contributions to animal welfare. She has contributed to educational development
in animal pain management and welfare over many years most recently as a member
of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association's Global Pain Council.
Andrea has contributed to the
development of policy and strategy in Higher Education through work on a range
of committees including for example the Scottish Funding Council Research and
Knowledge Exchange committee, and the Scottish Science Advisory Committee and
convenorship of the Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee. She held
the Convenorship of Universities Scotland and Board membership of Universities
UK between 2016 and 2020.
She currently chairs the
Universities Scotland International committee and the Interface Strategic Board
and is a board member of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association,
the Moredun Foundation. She is a Trustee of the Carnegie Trust for Universities
of Scotland and the Medical Research Scotland - Scottish Hospital Endowment
Andrea is a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Edinburgh; a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies and an
honorary life member of the Association for Veterinary Teachers & Research
Workers. She was awarded an honorary OBE in 2014 for services to Higher
Education and Veterinary Science.
Professor Andrea Nolan, ext. 6400.
EA, Claire Biggar, ext. 6401.