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Dr Veena O’Halloran, BA (Hons)., MA (Hons)., PhD., FRSA., FSAS.

Dr Veena O’Halloran completed honours BA and MA degrees at University College, Galway, specialising in human geography. Winning a National University of Ireland Travelling Studentship in Human Geography enabled her to do a PhD at St Andrews University.

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Veena O'HalloranIn 1990 she commenced a career in Higher Education management. She has extensive professional experience in the university sector across five universities and a wide variety of roles, dedicated to the achievement of world class education and research.

Veena worked at the universities of Abertay, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh prior to joining the University of Strathclyde in 2009, as Director of Student Experience and Enhancement Services. She served as a member of the University’s Court and the Senate.

In 2017 she was appointed University Secretary and Compliance Officer at the University of Strathclyde. She is Secretary to the University Court and Senate and, in partnership with the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer, has delegated responsibility for the administration of the University.

Veena is passionate about education and empowering young people by raising their aspirations and attainment. With a career in higher education spanning three decades, she has extensive experience of strategic leadership, policy development, people, project and change management, and University governance.

Veena’s re-appointment runs from 4 October 2019 to 3 October 2023.

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