UCL  IRIS
Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
 More search options
Dr Nicole Brown
UCL Institute of Education
University College London
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
Dr Nicole Brown profile picture
Appointment
  • Disability, Chronic Illness and Neurodiversity Module Lead
  • Arts and Sciences (BASc)
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Associate Professor
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Nicole Brown, PhD, MA HE, MTeach, Mag.Phil., PGCert HE, DipTrans, UKGCE Recognised Research Supervisor, SFHEA 

For my full CV, please, cut and paste the following link in your browser: http://www.nicole-brown.co.uk/Downloads/NBCV.pdf 

Nicole Brown is Associate Professor at UCL Institute of Education and Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd. Nicole gained her PhD in Sociology at the University of Kent for her research into the construction of academic identity under the influence of fibromyalgia. She has edited Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education for Policy Press and Ableism in Academia: Theorising Experiences of Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses in Higher Education for UCL Press, co-authored Embodied Inquiry: Research Methods for Bloomsbury, and authored Making the Most of Your Research Journal for Policy Press.

Nicole’s research interests relate to physical and material representations and metaphors, the generation of knowledge and, more generally, research methods and approaches to explore identity and body work, as well as to advance learning and teaching within higher education. She tweets as @ncjbrown, @FibroIdentity and @AbleismAcademia

Research Groups
Research Summary

The underlying principle for my work is that research, teaching and social activism are inextricably interconnected. As a consequence, my personal practices in research, teaching and dissemination are also interwoven. 

The constant in the narrative of my work is to give voice to the unheard and empower the marginalised. I aim to provide those with quieter voices with means and tools to explore the unexplored and express the in-expressible. I therefore focus on: 

  • Participatory, multi-sensory, embodied and immersive research, in particular through arts-based approaches, material and physical representations and metaphors
  • Student experiences and learning 
  • Teacher education and development in the primary, secondary and tertiary sector 
  • Identity and identity construction in general, but more specifically in higher education including the identities of those in precarious positions and with disabilities and/or chronic conditions 
  • The performative and communicative role of the body

Teaching Summary
Doctoral supervision:

I am currently supervising doctoral projects on the lived experience of queerness amongst psychotherapists using creative methods, a Deleuzoguattarian analysis of identity development amongst social science PhD students, teacher presence and embodiment in the classroom, the experience of students with disabilities in South Korea and the impact of creative movement on learning in secondary science lessons.

Teaching:
Leading Learning
Research and Professional Practice
Practice-Based Enquiry
ResLiteracy, Language and Communication
Researching Education and Society: Qualitative Methods
Disability, Chronic Illness and Neurodivergence in the Contemporary Society

Academic Background
2020 MA MA Higher Education (Distinction)  
2020   UKCGE Recognised Research Supervisor UK Council for Graduate Education
2006   Master of Teaching Institute of Education
2001   Magister University of Vienna, Austria
    ATQ10 - Overseas accreditation or qualification for any level of teaching  
    ATQ08 - Accredited as a teacher of their subject by a professional UK body  
2018   Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education University of Kent
2016   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
2016   ATQ04 - Recognised by the HEA as a Senior Fellow University College London
2008   Diploma In Translation City, University of London
2001   Qualified Teacher Status Department for Education
  PhD PhD Sociology University of Kent
Please report any queries concerning the data shown on this page to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/helpdesk/helpdesk_web_form.php
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by