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Professor Aletta Norval

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education)
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Aletta Norval is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) at Anglia Ruskin University. Her responsibilities include education and student experience.


Formerly with the University of Essex, Professor Norval is originally from South Africa and gained BA, BA Hons and MA degrees in Politics from the University of Johannesburg. She lectured in Politics at the University of Zululand and Potchefstroom University, and was senior researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council.

She came to the UK to study for a further MA and then a PhD at the University of Essex, before being appointed in its Department of Government. She was a founding member of the Women’s Network, and held a range of senior positions, including Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), while at Essex.