Professor Pamela Gillies CBE, has been President and Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University since 2006. She is a member and trustee of many boards including: the Board of Trustees of the British Council from 2008 to 2014 and currently the Global Advisory Board of the African Leadership University, Board of the Grameen Scotland Foundation and of the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing. Pamela was awarded the honor of CBE for services to education and public health in December 2012. She is an elected Fellow of a number of professional bodies including the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of London and was elected to Scotland’s National Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, in 2015. Past work experience includes: Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Nottingham, the World Health Organisation’s Global Programme on AIDS (1989-90) and as the first Executive Director of Research at the Health Education Authority for England (1996-99). She is a founding patron of a school for children of sex workers in Domjur, Kolkata and has researched and written widely on HIV/AIDS, health development, and inequalities in health focusing on the potential of social action for health.