Former Deputy Principal and Former Dean of Health and Social Sciences

School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Alan Gilloran, formerly Deputy Principal and formerly Dean of Health and Social Sciences at QMU. He has been a member of the Senior Management Team for ten years. He has overall responsibility for the institutional strategy for student experience, research and knowledge exchange and internationalisation. He has initiated strategic international collaborations in South India, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. He has recently acted as expert adviser to the EU Committee of The Regions in forming an opinion on the "Innovation Union". He sits on the Universities Scotland Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee. Deputy Principal Gilloran is instrumental in leading the collaborative SFC funded Academics Partnership including Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh College, City of Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, East and Midlothian Councils, Schools and Employers,to provide flexible educational opportunities for 16-18 year olds.

Previously Professor Gilloran was Co-Director of the RBS Centre for the Older Person's Agenda and was a member of the Scottish Executive's Expert Group on Free Personal Care for Elderly People in Scotland. His PhD from the University of Edinburgh is in historical demography but broadly he describes himself as a sociologist having spent over twenty years teaching a range of subjects within that discipline. His research is in the areas of older people and in mental health.