About Prof Nadine Petersen
Professor Nadine Petersen is the Executive Dean: Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg. She heads up a faculty with five academic departments, two research centres and four South African National Research Foundation (NRF) funded chairs. Nadine has held various leadership positions within UJ: as head of department for Childhood Education and as Vice Dean: Teaching and Learning. As an NRF C2 rated researcher Nadine Petersen’s research interests are in teacher education for the primary school where she collaborates closely with international colleagues and in service learning in teacher education – in 2019 she received the inaugural award of the International Association for Research in Service Learning and Engagement in recognition of excellence in scholarship that advances the practice of service-learning and community engagement within and across borders/cultures. She serves as trustee on the boards of the Gauteng Education Development Trust, the National Research Foundation and the UJ pension fund and previously served on the Sasol Inzalo Foundation board for 10 years.