Anglia Ruskin University has appointed Dr Mark Norrish as Pro Vice Chancellor for International and Partnerships, a role that involves strengthening ARU’s links across the globe.
ARU welcomes new head of global partnerships
Dr Norrish has been working in Higher Education for more than 20 years, and joins ARU from Coventry University where he was Associate Dean for Global Engagement in the university’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
Dr Norrish has had research published in the fields of medical education, medical ethics and the cultural aspects of international higher education. Prior to his role at Coventry, he spent eight years working in a medical school in the Middle East.
Dr Norrish, who is passionate about travel and exploring other cultures, has an educational background in Psychology and holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Cambridge. He is also a chartered member of the British Psychological Society.
Dr Norrish said: “I have lived outside of the UK for more than half of my life and have developed an enduring interest in cultures, which I still love to explore further.
“I am delighted to be taking on this new challenge with ARU, which has always had a global outlook. I look forward to building on this good work.”
Students from 185 countries currently study with ARU, which has international partnerships with education providers worldwide.
Dr Norrish replaces Dr Trevor Bolton, who retired from the role at the end of last year.
Students from more than 185 countries study with us. Our students are at the heart of our University: their educational experience engages, challenges and empowers them to reach their full potential.