She has been director of the Centre for Ethics at the Univeristy of Iceland since 2001. She obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Iceland in 1989, and a M.Phil in Social Justice from the University of Stirling in 1992. Since 1998 she has been teaching philosophy and ethics at the University of Iceland, and has published essays in ethics and social philosophy. Ms. Nordal was Member of a Working Group on Ethics as part of a Special Investigation Commission of the Icelandic Parliament, 2009-2010, investigating the fall of the Icelandic Bank. She was elected to the constitutional Assembly in 2010 and chaired the Constitutional Council in 2011. She has given number of the papers on the current situation in Iceland in the past few years.