Andrea Nolan

Andrea Nolan

Prof Andrea Nolan

Principal & Vice Chancellor

Biography

Professor Andrea Nolan became the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University in July 2013.

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 took her to the Universities of Cambridge, Bristol and the Technical University of Munich, before joining the University of Glasgow in 1989 as Lecturer in Veterinary Pharmacology. Thereafter, Andrea established herself as a research leader in the field of animal pain, its recognition and management, and was appointed Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology in 1998. She also undertook advanced clinical training becoming a Diploma holder of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and gaining Diplomate status of the European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, and the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

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 was a foundation member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Global Pain Council and is currently a Trustee of two animal charities.

In 1999, Andrea took up the post of Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the University of Glasgow. Five years later she was appointed to the position of Vice Principal for Learning & Teaching in the University of Glasgow, and in 2009 she was appointed Senior Vice-Principal & Deputy Vice Chancellor.

Between 2016 and 2020 Andrea served as Convenor of Universities Scotland, the voice of Scotland's higher education institutions, having previously chaired the Universities Scotland Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee; she is currently convenor of the international committee. She is a board member / trustee of the following: the Universities and Colleges Employers Association; Interface Strategic Board (chair); Moredun Foundation; Medical Research Scotland – Scottish Hospital Endowment Research Trust and chairs the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s animal welfare and ethics group.

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 2013 for services to veterinary science and higher education.

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Effect of Age, Breed, and Sex on the Health-Related Quality of Life of Owner Assessed Healthy Dogs

Journal Article
Rodger, S., Scott, E. M., Nolan, A., Wright, A. K., & Reid, J. (2021)
Effect of Age, Breed, and Sex on the Health-Related Quality of Life of Owner Assessed Healthy Dogs. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.603139
Using an app, this exploratory study generated information on HRQL in a large cohort of dogs deemed healthy according to the owner. It forms the basis for further studies inve...

Definitive Glasgow acute pain scale for cats: validation and intervention level

Journal Article
Reid, J., Scott, E. M., Calvo, G., & Nolan, A. M. (2017)
Definitive Glasgow acute pain scale for cats: validation and intervention level. Veterinary Record, 180(18), 449. https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.104208

Development of a behaviour-based measurement tool with defined intervention level for assessing acute pain in cats

Journal Article
Calvo, G., Holden, E., Reid, J., Scott, E. M., Firth, A., Bell, A., …Nolan, A. M. (2014)
Development of a behaviour-based measurement tool with defined intervention level for assessing acute pain in cats. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 55(12), 622-629. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.12280
OBJECTIVES: To develop a Composite Measure Pain Scale - Feline (CMPS-F) tool to assess acute pain in cats and derive an intervention score. METHODS: To develop the prototyp...

Evaluation of facial expression in acute pain in cats

Journal Article
Holden, E., Calvo, G., Collins, M., Bell, A., Reid, J., Scott, E. M., & Nolan, A. M. (2014)
Evaluation of facial expression in acute pain in cats. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 55, 615-621. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.12283
OBJECTIVES To describe the development of a facial expression tool differentiating pain-free cats from those in acute pain. METHODS Observers shown facial images from painful ...

Development, validation and reliability of a web-based questionnaire to measure health-related quality of life in dogs

Journal Article
Reid, J., Wiseman-Orr, M. L., Scott, E. M., & Nolan, A. M. (2013)
Development, validation and reliability of a web-based questionnaire to measure health-related quality of life in dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 54(5), 227-233. doi:10.1111/jsap.12059
Objectives To describe the development, preliminary validation and reliability testing of a shortened web-based form of GUVQuest, a structured questionnaire to measure health...

Development and testing of a novel instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQL) of farmed pigs and promote welfare enhancement (part 2)

Journal Article
Wiseman-Orr, M. L., Scott, E. M., & Nolan, A. (2011)
Development and testing of a novel instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQL) of farmed pigs and promote welfare enhancement (part 2). Animal Welfare, 20(4), 549-558
The development of a novel structured questionnaire instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQL) in individual farmed pigs was described previously (companion p...

Development and testing of a novel instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQL) of farmed pigs and promote welfare enhancement (Part 1)

Journal Article
Wiseman-Orr, M. L., Scott, E. M., & Nolan, A. M. (2011)
Development and testing of a novel instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQL) of farmed pigs and promote welfare enhancement (Part 1). Animal Welfare, 20(4), 535=548
Health-related quality of life (HRQL) was defined for farmed animals and identified as an appropriate focus of integrative welfare measurement for farmed pigs that embraces me...

Co-induction of cyclooxyenase-2 and early growth response gene (Egr-1) in spinal cord in a clinical model of persistent inflammation and hyperalgesia

Journal Article
Dolan, S., Hastie, P. G. R., Crossan, C., & Nolan, A. M. (2011)
Co-induction of cyclooxyenase-2 and early growth response gene (Egr-1) in spinal cord in a clinical model of persistent inflammation and hyperalgesia. Molecular Pain, 7, 91. https://doi.org/10.1186/1744-8069-7-91
Background This study characterised the effects of persistent peripheral inflammation of the foot on pain and spinal cord expression of cyclooxygenase-1 and -2 (COX-1 and COX...

Activation of metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 in spinal cord inhibits pain and hyperalgesia in a novel formalin model in sheep

Journal Article
Dolan, S., Gunn, M. D., Crossan, C., & Nolan, A. M. (2011)
Activation of metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 in spinal cord inhibits pain and hyperalgesia in a novel formalin model in sheep. Behavioural Pharmacology, 22, 582-588. https://doi.org/10.1097/FBP.0b013e3283478802
This study set out to characterize the contribution of group III metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 activation to nociceptive behaviour and mechanical hypersensitivity in a nov...

Quality of life is reduced in obese dogs but improves after successful weight loss

Journal Article
German, A. J., Holden, S. L., Wiseman-Orr, M. L., Reid, J., Nolan, A. M., Biourge, V., …Scott, E. M. (2012)
Quality of life is reduced in obese dogs but improves after successful weight loss. Veterinary Journal, 192(3), 428-434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.09.015
Obesity is thought to affect quality of life, but limited objective data exist to support this supposition. The current study aim was to use a questionnaire to determine healt...