Biography of Sir James Armour
Sir James Armour (1929- ), Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at the University, was Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, 1985 to 1995; Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 1986 to 1990; Vice-Principal for Planning and External Relations, 1991 to 1995; Chairman of the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School NHS Trust from 1995 to 2000 and Dean of Faculties from 2001 until 2003. He was awarded the honorary degree D Univ in 2001.
After graduating PhD from the University in 1967, Armour worked as a veterinary surgeon for many years before becoming a Research Fellow at the University in 1963, a lecturer in 1967, a senior lecturer in 1970 and a Reader from 1973 to 1976. He was awarded a CBE in 1989 and knighted in 1995.
Armour has served on many government and academic committees and other organisations and his offices have included those of Vice-President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1998 to 2000, and Chairman of the St Andrews Clinics for Children in Africa, 2000 to 2005. He was British Boys Golf Champion at Hoylake in 1947.