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Professor Ella Ritchie

2014 Honorary Graduate


Professor Ella Ritchie

Professor of Political Science and an expert on EU Politics, Professor Ella Ritchie was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University in February 2011. She is a political scientist by background and her research interest is in the Europeanisation of Higher Education in the EU and wider Europe.

She has been actively involved nationally in the development of Research Masters and Doctoral programmes and is a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Strategic Committee for Teaching, Quality and the Student Experience. She leads the national Realising Opportunities project that aims to widen access to 15 research-intensive universities.