Biography of Andrea Nolan
Andrea Nolan has been Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology since 1998 and took up the post of Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine a year later. With this position she became the first female Dean of the University and the first woman ever appointed to head a British veterinary school. She was appointed Vice Principal for Learning & Teaching in 2004, and in 2009 was appointed to the position of Senior Vice-Principal & Deputy Vice Chancellor. Andrea Nolan is also the University's first female Vice Principal.
She graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and after a short time in veterinary practice, embarked on an academic career which took her to the Universities of Cambridge, Bristol and the Technical University, Munich, leading to her appointment as a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow in 1989 where she established herself as a researcher in the field of animal pain.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 2013 became Principal & Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University.