Handbag with items strewn out: 2 highlighters, 1 shopping bag, tablet tin, wallet, card holder, tissues

Handbags: representations of identity and memories

Handbags: I am inviting you to take in part in my research project. Information, contact details and consent form available from here.

Creative output: This is just to say

This is an example of an ethnographic poem, the output of poetic inquiry and analysis within Embodied Inquiry from my research with academics.

The part-time doctorate

This is an extract from a guest post on the Thriving Part-Time blog to highlight the experience of time and how to make the most of it as a part-time doctoral student.

Research impact poster

This is an example of a prize-winning research impact poster.

Disability post-lockdown

This post is a link to a recording from an event held on the 25th November 2020 via the University of Birmingham, where I was asked to discuss disability experiences before and after Covid19 Lockdown.

NVivo Podcast Episode 13: Participatory research methods

I was invited to contribute to the NVivo Podcast Between the Data. My contribution was published as Episode 13 "Participatory research methods with identity boxes, photographs and Lego".

Supervising PhDs: Atypical in more than one way

This is an extract from a guest post on the Supervising PhDs Community Blog. In the post, I discuss what research supervisors can do to support doctoral students who may have disabilities, chronic illnesses and/or neurodiversities.
Covers of two books edited by Nicole Brown: Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education (Policy Press) und Ableism in Academia: Theorising Experiences of Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses in Higher Education (UCL Press)

Scheduled Ableism Events

It is with great excitement and pride that I share a list of scheduled ableism events. Celebrating the launch of my two edited books, find here events about Ableism in Academia.

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

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.

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. 

Article: “Where’s the validation?”

This article presents an original engagement with research into emotions in the PhD to ask ‘Where’s the validation?’ by using emotion work as a theoretical foundation.
ice cubes

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.

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. 

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.

Disclosure Dances in Doctoral Education

Disclosure dances - I am inviting you to take in part in my research project. Information, contact details and consent form available from here.