Dr Veronica O'Halloran


University Secretary & Compliance Officer

Personal statement

Dr Veena O'Halloran has statutory responsibilities to the University Court for governance and compliance functions of the University. She also has oversight of health and safety, risk management and information access.

Veena was previously responsible for the strategic development of the Student Experience & Enhancement Services Directorate. She joined Strathclyde in November 2009 to provide leadership for student-facing services and to lead policy on student-related issues across the University.

Dr O’Halloran gained a BA (hons) in Geography and Archaeology and an MA (hons) in Geography from University College Galway – now NUI Galway – before going on to take a PhD at the University of St Andrews.

She joined Dundee Institute of Technology – now Abertay University – as Assistant Registrar in 1990 and moved the following year to the University of Aberdeen as an administrative officer. From 1996 to 1999, she was at the University of Dundee, first as Faculty Secretary at Duncan of Jordanstone College and then as Director of the Registry. She then spent 10 years in an equivalent role at the University of Edinburgh before joining Strathclyde.

Dr O’Halloran serves as a non-executive member of the Scottish Funding Council – appointed by the First Minister. She is a member of the Association of University Administrators and the Academic Registrars Council. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. .