Professor Crichton Lang
Deputy Principal, Head of School of Health, Social Care and Life Sciences
Professor Lang joined the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2006. Professor Lang originally trained and practised as a veterinary surgeon in Tayside before completing a PhD in neuropharmacology and pursuing a university career. Professor Lang worked first in the University of Bristol and subsequently for 12 years at the University of St Andrews where in addition to lecturing and developing curriculum in his own areas of interest (applied physiology, human and comparative biology), he held the posts of director of teaching for the school of biology and pro-dean for the faculty of science.
Building on his broad experience within the sector, Professor Lang co-ordinated much of the strategic development of the university through its journey to degree awarding powers and full university title. In addition to a broad portfolio of responsibilities within the university as deputy principal, Professor Lang maintains specific oversight of the key activities relating to the quality assurance and enhancement of academic courses, student achievement and satisfaction and the strategic development of the university's portfolio of awards. Professor Lang has a particular interest in institutional audit and review of universities and has experience as an institutional reviewer both in Scotland and abroad.