Professor Andrea Nolan OBE is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University. Andrea 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 of Munich before she was appointed as a Lecturer in Veterinary Pharmacology at the University of Glasgow. During the 1990s, she established herself as a research leader in the field of animal pain and was appointed Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology in 1998. She subsequently held the roles of Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (1999 – 2004), Vice Principal for Learning & Teaching (2004 – 2009), and Senior Vice-Principal & Deputy Vice-Chancellor (2009 – 2013) at the University of Glasgow before taking on the role at Edinburgh Napier University. Andrea is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Royal Agricultural Societies, is an honorary life member of the Association for Veterinary Teachers & Research Workers, and holds an Honorary OBE awarded for services to Higher Education and Veterinary Science. She took on the role of chair of Interface Strategic Board in February 2018.