Professor Pamela Gillies

Principal & Vice Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University


Professor Pamela Gillies has been Vice Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University since 2006. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the British Council; Institute of Directors; CBI; the UK Joint Information Systems Committee and the Council of the All Party Parliamentary Group of UK Universities at Westminster. A GlobalScot, she is also a Founding Trustee of the Grameen Scotland Foundation. Pamela was elected Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of London (2002); Academician of the Academy for Social Sciences (2005) and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow (2007). Previously a Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Nottingham, Pamela has worked in Geneva at the World Health Organisation’s Global Programme on AIDS (1989-90); at Harvard as a Visiting Professor in Health and Human Rights (1992-3); as a Harkness Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund of New York; and in London seconded as the first Executive Director of Research at the Health Education Authority for England (1996-99). A fellow of the RSA since 1996, she has researched and written widely on HIV/AIDS, health development, and inequalities in health, focusing on the potential of social action for health.

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