Timeline Speakers

Professor Andrea Nolan is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University, a role she has held since 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 led to her appointment as a Lecturer and then Professor in Veterinary Pharmacology at the University of Glasgow where she established herself as a research leader in the field of animal pain, its recognition and management.  Her senior leadership in Glasgow developed through roles as Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Vice-Principal for Learning, Teaching and Internationalisation, and Senior Vice-Principal.  She served as Convenor of Universities Scotland, the professional body representing Scotland’s 19 Higher Education institutions from 2016 to 2020, and currently chairs its International Committee.  She 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.

Dr Andrew MacIver is a Senior Lecturer in Transportation Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University.  He is the programme leader for the BEng/MEng in Civil & Civil & Transportation Engineering and a visiting lecturer at Shanghai Normal University and California Unitec, Yangon, Myanmar.  From 1998 to 2004 he was a professor at the University of Calgary in Canada and from 2015-19 the external examiner for Civil Engineering at the National University of Science & Technology in Muscat, Oman.

Professor Patrick Langdon is a Professor of Engineering Design, Transportation, and Inclusion at Edinburgh NAPIER School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE). He is the acting head of the ENU Transport Research Institute. He is an Experimental Psychologist and has worked in AI, Robotics and Engineering Design for over 20 Years. Historically he has led research in Inclusive Engineering Design and contributed to its literature. Until recently he was a Reader (PRA) in at the University of Cambridge Engineering Department and led research there in Inclusive Design, Ergonomics and Human Factors. He was co-investigator and Cambridge lead for the joint EPSRC/Jaguar Land Rover funded programme, Towards Autonomy – Smart and Connected Control (TASCC), Designing Autonomy in Vehicles (HI:DAVe). He is a visiting Professor in Human Factors for Global Challenge at the University of East Anglia Computer Science Department 2019 – 2021. Between 2013 and 2019, Pat Langdon,  whilst still at Cambridge, also initiated and ran a series of CAPE funded projects with Jaguar Land Rover based on combining Human Factors Engineering with advanced Machine Learning and AI techniques to address the very latest human interface issues facing automotive manufacturers.

Professor Tariq Muneer is a senior ‘Energy Engineering’ academic in Scotland. He was instrumental in setting up the Masters and Doctoral research and study programmes at Edinburgh Napier University. He also led the installation of charging stations for EVs at Napier and has extensively researched the performance of EVs. He is the author of Elsevier’s monograph ‘Electric Vehicles’ that was p