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FRSA: Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Nicole Brown is FRSA, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
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Knowing what to do with notes and journals

In this blog post I try to answer the question that I am often asked in my presentations and workshops: "What should I do with notes and journals?".
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Support for students taking on research projects

This is a link to a webinar organised to offer support for students taking on research projects. My contribution was based on my book Making the Most of Your Research Journal.
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The role of writing: A method of and for research

In this video Dr Helen Kara and Dr Nicole Brown discuss the role of writing in the life and career of researchers.
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The ResDance podcast: Embodied Inquiry

I was invited to contribute to the ResDance Podcast. My contribution was about my Embodied Inquiry work, as part of my own research and as part of the Embodied Inquiry: Research Methods book.
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Article: The social course of fibromyalgia: resisting processes of marginalisation

This article reports an empirical study into the lived experience of fibromyalgia, which led to the identificiation of four forms of resistance against processes of marginalisation amongst those who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

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Book: Making the most of your research journal

"Making the most of your research journal" offers guidance and additional resources to make research journaling effective.
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Ableismus in Academia: Trotz Fleiß kein Preis?

This post is a link to a recording from an event held via the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, where I was asked to discuss ableism in academia.
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Supervising PhDs: Creating a sense of belonging

This is an extract from a guest post on the Supervising PhDs Community Blog, which I co-authored with Dr Jo Collins from University of Kent. In the post, we explore what research supervisors can do to help develop a sense of belonging amongst their doctoral students.

Article: Identity boxes: objects as data collection

This paper considers the use of identity boxes as a data collection method to elicit experiences.

Book review: Study skills for students with dyslexia

This review is about "Study skills for students with dyslexia". This is a good resource for teachers helping prepare students for University.

Presentation from the Islam and Peaceful Relations conference

Download my presentation from the "Islam and Peaceful Relations" conference from here.

Manage behaviour in lessons

One of the most daunting aspects for new teachers is to manage behaviour in lessons. The dynamics of the classroom and the teacher's personality are probably key to how much classroom management you will need to do and which strategies you can use. However, there are some basic rules that you should consider and that will help you manage behaviour in your lesson.

Action plan template

Download an action plan from here