2020-11-24

Disability History Month interview

In this short video, I am answering 5 interview questions on the occasion of the Disability History Month. 
Lego model with connecting threads
2020-11-17

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.
Nicole sitting by the beach with a cup of tea and a book taking advantage of free time to dedicate to her doctoral studies.
2020-10-29

Supervising PhDs: Dealing with ‘atypical’ students

This is an extract from a guest post on the Supervising PhDs Community Blog, where I explore the experience of "atypical" students, and what research supervisors can do to better support those "atypical" students. 
ice cubes
2020-10-02

Ice breakers: starting lessons or meetings

This post is about ice breakers, and how we can plan for starting a session effectively without distracting from our contents.
2020-09-25

Liberating the Curriculum: Ableism in Academia

This is an extract from a guest interview on the Liberating the Curriculum website of UCL published in relation to my ableism in academia work. In this post, I reflect on my ableism work, how I came about to take a leading role in the activism around ableism in academia. 
2020-08-10

Conferencing “disabled style”

This is an extract from a guest post on the Conference Inference blog published upon invitation in relation to my ableism in academia work. In this post, I illustrate what it means to do conferencing "disabled style", when your body and/or mind are not typical, and what the realities are of navigating and negotiating conference spaces under the influence of visible and invisible conditions.

2020-06-04

Guest post: Creativity in the Curriculum – An Exam Production-Line

In this guest post Dr Helen Ross reflects on the exam production line of our current school system.
2018-02-14

Joining Ableism in Academia event

Find here the instructions of how to join the Ableism in Academia event via the connected UCL moodle page.
2016-12-30

Learning from the Korean context

This post shows the Korean educational context and how I have discovered that you can be half-way around the world, and yet nothing changes.
2016-11-10

Global Innovation Awards 2016: Winner Academic Integrity

This is about the Global Innovation Awards 2016, in which I have been nominated the winner for the Academic Integrity category.
2016-08-12

Book Review: Against Plagiarism – A Guide for Editors and Authors

This post links to the review of the book "Against Plagiarism - A Guide for Editors and Authors".
2016-05-21

The “I” in Fibromyalgia at the PGFes2016

This is my contribution to the Postgraduate Research Festival, the PGFes2016, at the University of Kent.
2016-01-22

Teaching empathy in dance classes

A report about teaching empathy in dance classes
2016-01-19

Classroom management

The classroom is a place where learning happens and should be encouraged, therefore classroom management relates to the strategies a teacher can use to organise students' learning. According to Garrett (2015) classroom management can be considered in five categories: behavioural management and discipline, the layout of a classroom, rules and routines, the relevance of relationships and the importance of instruction. Good classroom management is proactive and about the students' learning.