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Norzaini Azman is Professor of Higher Education at the Centre for Policy and Leadership, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She is also a fellow of Academy of Professors, Malaysia; and a Governance Board Member of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and University College Yayasan Pahang (UCYP). She is currently serving as Deputy Director General of Higher Education (Academic and Development) at the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Norzaini served as the President of the Malaysian Society for Research and Higher Education Policy Development (PenDaPaT) for three (3) terms (Jan 2017 – Jan 2023). She has also been appointed as an Associate Research Fellow at the National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN), Universiti Sains Malaysia and at the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Her main research interests include higher education policy and governance, the academic profession, higher education, and sustainability and leadership.

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