IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


IOE academics named as Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts

25 March 2022

Academics Dr Nicole Brown and Dr Amanda Ince from IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, have become Fellows of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Amanda Ince and Nicole Brown

The RSA was founded in 1754 and brings together a global community of over 30,000 people to deliver solutions for lasting change.

Dr Brown and Dr Ince were nominated by Rosemary Davis, Professor Emeritus at IOE who in 2018 was awarded a CBE for services to education.

Dr Nicole Brown is Associate Professor at IOE and Director of Social Research & Practice and Education Ltd. Dr Brown’s research interests relate to physical and material representations of experiences, the generation of knowledge and use of metaphors to express what is difficult to express, and more generally, research methods and approaches to explore identity and body work.

Dr Amanda Ince is an Associate Professor (Teaching) at IOE, programme leader for the Primary Education (4-12) MA and a convenor for the European Educational Research Association Network 1 professional learning. Dr Ince’s research interests focus on professional learning and leadership in early years and primary education. She is particularly interested in close-to-practice research and has developed a successful facilitated action research approach for settings.

Dr Amanda Ince said: “We are delighted that this month we have both been accepted as Fellows and members of the Royal Society supporting the RSA's mission in inspiring better ways of thinking and doing through championing new ideas, driving social change, and delivering practical solutions. Our upcoming jointly edited book ‘Creativity in Teacher Education’ is a step in this development, as it considers how creativity can and should be taught and developed in education programmes aimed at facilitators of learning.”