Professor Andrea Nolan to be Principal of Edinburgh Napier University

Professor Andrea Nolan, Senior Vice-Principal and Deputy Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, is to be the new Principal of Edinburgh Napier University from 1 July 2013.

Andrea NolanProfessor Nolan graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Trinity College Dublin 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. She joined the University of Glasgow in 1989 where she rose to become Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology and Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. In 2004 she joined the University of Glasgow’s Senior Management Group as Vice Principal for Learning & Teaching and has been Senior Vice-Principal & Deputy Vice Chancellor since 2009.

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow said, “Professor Andrea Nolan is a highly valued colleague who has contributed an enormous amount to the University of Glasgow both as a senior academic and as a member of the senior management team where she successfully developed the university’s international strategy, a key part of Glasgow 2020: A Global Vision.  Andrea has been my Deputy since 2009, and I will greatly miss her support and advice in this role.

“Although I am immensely sad that Andrea will be leaving Glasgow, I am also thrilled at the opportunity that her new appointment as Principal of Edinburgh Napier University will bring for her. We wish her all the very best for the future.”

Professor Andrea Nolan said, “I am very much looking forward to taking up my role as Principal of Edinburgh Napier University. My delight at my new position is also tinged with a little sadness, having spent most of the last twenty five years at the University of Glasgow. There are so many friends and colleagues that I will miss on a daily basis, although I will only be at the other end of the M8. I am proud to have been part of the Glasgow community and of the opportunities I have had to contribute to the University story, both as an academic and more latterly in my work on the strategic direction of the University. The University is on a rapidly rising tide, and I will continue to take pleasure and enjoyment from its future successes.”

First published: 18 January 2013

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