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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.

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...

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...

Chapter: The embodied academic

In this chapter I explore my journey from a secondary teacher to teacher educator to lecturer, a journey that signifies for me the transition from a teacher interested in embodiment to an embodied teacher and finally to an embodied academic.

Support in higher education and with research

Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd. offers support through coaching, mentoring and CBT counselling to help you reach your goals. Through combining coaching, mentoring and counselling, we are able to target the support where it is needed in the...

LEGO® reflections in Higher Education

This is a guest post on the Advance HE website published after I had delivered a successful workshop at the HEA Annual Conference demonstrating how to use LEGO reflections in higher education.

NADSN Position Paper

The National Association of Disabled Staff Networks (NADSN) has produced a COVID-19 post-lockdown position paper. In this paper, NADSN’s observations about the lived experiences of disabled people during COVID-19 are discussed alongside considerations...

Chapter: Assessments: letting students decide

If students are to take responsibility for their learning, then why are they not also in charge of their assessments? This question forms the basis for this paper that is co-written between two students and one member of staff.

Strategies to manage academic life

This is a post I wrote in July 2018 about how neurodiverse, chronically ill and disabled academics manage their academic life. This was published as a guest post on the Chronically Academic blog.

Dr Nicole Brown

  Please, download my full CV from here.   I am Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd. and Associate Professor in Education at the UCL Institute of Education, London. At UCL, I currently lead the modules “Literacy,...