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Prof Andrea Nolan

Andrea Nolan
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Year of Fellowship: 2016
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Knowledge

Field of work

Universities and colleges

Areas of special interest

  • Animal pain
  • pharmacology
  • anaesthesia

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • Professional mentoring
  • Translating research into veterinary practice

Professional positions

  • Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology, Edinburgh
  • Napier University;
  • Trustee/ Director,
  • Universities Federation Animal Welfare / Humane Slaughter Association charities;
  • Medical Research Scotland
  • Universities and Colleges Employers Association,
  • Board member;
  • University Scotland, convenor;
  • Universities UK, Board member;
  • Animal Welfare and Ethics committee, Royal Zoological Society Scotland


  • OBE, for services to Higher Education and Veterinary Science
  • Pfizer Academic Award (for Animal Health Research)
  • Amoroso Award (British Small Animal Veterinary Association, for research contributions)
  • Honorary Life Member, Association for Veterinary Teachers & Research Workers
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Companion Animal Award (for contributions to animal welfare), Universities Federation for Animal Welfare


Professor Andrea Nolan graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Trinity College Dublin, and after a short time in veterinary practice, embarked on an academic career which led to her appointment as a lecturer and then Professor in Veterinary Pharmacology in the University of Glasgow where she established an international reputation for research leadership in the field of animal pain, its recognition and management.

She developed a senior leadership profile in Higher Education in the University of Glasgow through roles as Dean of the Veterinary Faculty, Vice Principal and Senior Vice Principal.

She currently serves on a range of Boards and groups contributing to the development of Higher Education.

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

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