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Dr Nicole Brown

Dr Nicole Brown is a social researcher and author, whose expertise lies with social research practice. She is Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd and Associate Professor at University College London. Nicole conceptualises her work as sitting on the cusp of practice/teaching/research, thereby emphasising that through thinking-doing-being each area of expertise intersects with and impacts on another. In that sense, her practices as a fiction writer, poet, and educator as well as her activist work in response to, on the back of and as research represent an extension of her conceptualisation of research practice. Her publications include Making the Most of Your Research Journal, Embodied Inquiry: Research Methods, Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education, and Ableism in Academia: Theorising Experiences of Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses in Higher Education. Her latest books are Photovoice Reimagined and Creativity in Education: International Perspectives.  

Nicole shares her work at https://www.nicole-brown.co.uk and her social media handles are @ncjbrown and @AbleismAcademia. 

Teaching

Nicole is module convenor for BASC0039 Disability, Chronic Illness and Neurodivergence in Contemporary Society.