Professor Andrea Nolan

Professor Andrea Nolan, MVB, FRCVS, PhD, DVA, DiplECVAA, DipECVPT – Trustee since July 2013, Vice Chair since May 2023

Professor Nolan is Principal and Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University and Professor in Veterinary Pharmacology.

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 in the University of Glasgow.

During the 1990s, 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. She has contributed to educational development in animal pain management and welfare over many years. She has been a member of several journal Editorial Boards, was a founding member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Global Pain Council and is currently a Trustee of two animal charities.

Andrea was awarded an Honorary OBE in 2013 for services to Higher Education and Veterinary Science. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Royal Agricultural Societies.